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Wild Mushroom & Parsnip Soup

delicious dried porcini mushroom soup
Course Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword dried porcini mushrooms, mushroom soup, porcini mushrooms, wild mushroom soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Soaking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 portions
Calories 289kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Chef Knives
  • Measuring utensils
  • large saucepan
  • stick blender
  • frying pan
  • baking tray

Ingredients

  • 50 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 600 g mixed mushrooms button, chestnut, portobello
  • 100 g leek
  • 200 g parsnips peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 250 ml heavy cream
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • salt & pepper
  • 60 g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Croutons

  • 50 g bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 sprig thyme

Garnish

  • 2 mushrooms (per bowl) sliced
  • sprinkle thyme
  • drizzle cream

Instructions

Soup

  • Soak dried mushrooms in 2L of warm water for 30min to overnight (the longer you soak the stronger the mushroom flavour).
  • Chop the mushrooms, leeks & parsnips into similar sized pieces.
  • Sweat the leeks in 1/2 of the butter and olive oil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the parsnips and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped mushrooms, salt, remaining butter and thyme and cook for approx. 7 minutes until mushrooms are softened.
  • Add mushroom stock and porcini mushrooms and simmer for 20 minutes (make croutons).
  • Remove from heat, add cream and blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

Croutons

  • Cut/break bread into small bite sized pieces.
  • Toss in oil, salt, garlic powder & thyme and bake @ 180c for 5 minutes.

To Serve

  • Fry mushrooms in a little oil on high heat, add a knob of butter at the end.
  • Place soup in a bowl and top with cooked mushrooms, croutons, thyme & drizzle of cream

Notes

Tips/Tricks

  • the longer you soak the mushrooms the stronger the mushroom “stock” will be. 
  • when frying mushrooms ensure the pan is hot and you leave the mushrooms undisturbed to get a nice colour on them. Finish with a knob of butter for the last 20-30 seconds to add extra colour and flavour.
  • soup will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 954IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg