This, my friends, is an awesome soup. It’s elegant and sophisticated and yet so simple to make. Richly flavored with the essence of earthy mushrooms, smoothed out with a touch of cream and finished with the heady aroma of rare, white truffles. It’s delicious.
I like to serve this Truffled Mushroom Soup as an app – a little shooter in an espresso cup. Makes a nice starter on a cold, blustery, winter night.
Or to get that Valentine’s day mojo going. It’s right around the corner. You ready???
It couldn’t be any easier to make. Sweat some onions, add a little fresh thyme and mushrooms, then add some stock – I prefer the flavor of chicken stock, but you can use veggie stock if you like. Simmer for an hour or so then finish the soup with a little cream and a quick spin through the blender.
Serve it piping hot with a drizzle of truffle oil and enjoy the earthy, musky, tremendous flavor of this seductively simple soup all winter long.
Truffled Mushroom Soup
- 2 tbsp diced onion or shallot
- Couple sprigs fresh thyme
- 8 oz fresh mushrooms - chopped
- 32 oz box low sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 teaspoons white truffle oil - I like this brand
- In a heavy bottomed soup pot sautee the onions and the thyme in the olive oil for a minute or two. Add the mushrooms, season with salt & pepper and cook till softened - another 3-5 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, skim, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes.
- Add cream, bring back to a boil, lower heat and simmer again this time for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- When soup cools puree - either in a blender (I use this one) or with an immersion stick.
- Warm soup over medium high heat.
- Put 1 tsp truffle oil each into 8 small cups (like espresso cups).
- Pour soup into cup. (Of course you can always just serve yourself one big bowl full too...) Enjoy.
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