My Favourite Mushroom Soup

On a very cold Canadian winter’s day there is not much better than this tasty, warm rich mushroom soup.  This is one of my favourite soups, I really love it.  As I have mentioned before, Evie on the other hand despises mushrooms, so we have this for dinner if she is out at a friends.  It doesn’t happen often so when it does this soup is a real treat.

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Take 1 medium onion chopped and saute in a few TBSPs (probably about  1/8 of a cup) of butter until soft, just a few minutes add

2 small or 1 large cloves of fresh garlic, minced

Cook over medium-low heat until tender

Then add

1 lb (454g) of fresh cremini mushrooms, chopped (or a mixture of other dark mushrooms, sometime I use a mixture of cremini and portobello, and shiitake)

Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

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Once the mushroom mixture is nicely cooked down add 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream.

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Then add 1 cup beef broth,

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

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Stir over low heat until heated through.

The next part is optional, but I had fresh nutmeg and wanted to use it

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just a tiny pinch, a few times over the microplane with some fresh nutmeg.

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A little chopped fresh parsley for garnish

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of course, like any soup you need a little baguette.

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This is one of my favourite soups, warm, creamy, earthy, loaded with flavour and comfort.

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