Thursday, December 31, 2009

Soup Pot: Mushroom Soup

When the weather is cold, and it's dark outside, soup, salad, and bread is often one of the most welcome dinners you could put on the table. Today we have a gluten-free (or not, if you choose) Mushroom Soup that is creamy and full of flavor, not to mention the fact that it freezes well.



CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP
(Healthy Gluten-Free Cooking)

1 lb. mushrooms
1 onion
2 Tbsp. butter
2 1/2 c. stock
2 1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. potato or rice flour (for non-gluten free you can use wheat flour, but this won't freeze as well)
salt & pepper
cream
parsley

Chop the onions. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onions until transparent. Clean and slice the mushrooms and add to the onions, cooking about 4-5 more minutes.

In a separate saucepan, bring broth and milk up to the boil. Meanwhile, add the flour to the mushrooms and onions and cook 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. When the broth reaches a boil (or almost), gradually add it to the mushrooms and onions, stirring constantly. Bring soup to the boil. Carefully puree the soup in a blender (or use an immersion blender). Taste the soup for seasoning and add as much cream as you like. Garnish with parsley.

Serves 4-6.