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Mushroom Soup For A Cold Day with Video

As I was making this re-do recipe this morning I had to crack a smile – for I know one of our good readers will be beating me with their long handled spoon for using so many mushrooms ๐Ÿ˜‰ I promise a ‘shroom free recipe next time, A.P. ๐Ÿ˜€ But hey, it was her fault – she gifted me with a couple large tubs of them this past summer at Trails Fest.

You really have to love mushrooms for this soup – a bonus is that you can use any type from white to whatever exotic dried ones you might have around.Many grocery stores now carry a wide range of dried delicacies in their produce department.

This isn’t a super filling soup, rather it works better as a starter or as a light lunch. In winter though you need to stay hydrated and this soup will encourage you to drink up.

You can make it more filling by using it as a sauce over rice/couscous and adding Parmesan cheese if you like. The recipe itself is very low sodium so add salt to taste!

Mushroom Soup

In a sandwich bag:

1 cup dried mushrooms, slightly crumbled (pre-sliced)

In a snack bag:

1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 tsp low sodium bouillon (vegetable, chicken or beef)

1/2 tsp dried lemon zest

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp diced dried garlic

Also take:

1 packet or 1 Tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Add cool water to cover the mushrooms. Seal bag tightly and let sit for at least 5 minutes, though 15 to 30 minutes is better. When ready drain off the remaining broth into a mug and set aside.

Heat the oil in your pot over a low flame, add in the mushrooms and cook for a minute or so, constantly stirring. Add in the flour mixture and stir till combined.

Add in the mushroom broth and stir till smooth. To that add in about 1 1/2 cups cool water. Stir well, raise the heat and bring to a boil. Lower to low flame, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir periodically.

Turn off the stove, season to taste with salt and pepper. Let cool if needed.

Serves 2 as a starter or small lunch.


5 thoughts on “Mushroom Soup For A Cold Day with Video

  1. Ahem. To keep things in perspective, those mushrooms weren’t a gift. It was either you or the dumpster! Can you believe I actually used to eat mushrooms? Then I realized I was picking them out of everything because it dawned on me I actually didn’t like the taste. When someone pointed out their botanical status (a fungus!), that really sent me running to the rails. I’m a rice and bean person….

  2. How I wish I wasn’t the only person in my house that loves mushrooms! I might have to make that for home and save the leftovers.

  3. I saw this recipe on the backpacker site and tried it out. It was delicious and far superior in flavour and richness of consistency to any commercial dry powder mushroom soup I’ve encountered. I will definitely make it again to share with more people.

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