French Mushroom Soup
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - Subtle herbs compliment the rich mushroom flavour in this decadent soup. It makes a perfect starter to a luncheon or dinner party.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- 1/4 cup butter 50 mL
- 1 lb fresh Mushrooms,thinly sliced 500 g
- 1/3 cup flour 75 mL
- 6 cups chicken broth 1.5 L
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 2 mL
- 1 bay leaf 1
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions 50 mL
- 2 large egg yolks 2
- 1/2 cup whipping cream 125 mL
- 2 tbsp minced parsley 25 mL
- White pepper to taste
In large heavy soup pot, melt butter over medium heat; saute mushrooms for 5-6 minutes or until mixture from mushrooms has evaporated; sprinkle flour over mushrooms and cook 1 minute.
Gradually stir in broth; bring to boil, stirring constantly. Add thyme and bay leaf; reduce heat and cover.
Simmer 15- 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
In small bowl whisk egg yolks with cream; stir 1 cup (250 mL) hot broth into cream mixture and then return all to saucepan.
Heat over low heat until hot about 5 minutes; add pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
NOTE: If table cream is substituted and allowed to boil it will curdle.
Variation: Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) medium sherry.
For more delicious recipe ideas visit Mushrooms Canada at www.mushrooms.ca.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 162; Protein : 3.8 g; Fat: 12.6 g; Carbohydrates: 7.4 g; Dietary Fibre: 1.1 g