How to Make Creamy Mushroom Soup
Do you like to taste an excellent soup with mushrooms in it? This creamy mushroom soup recipe is easy to prepare and has a deep and refreshing flavor thanks to its use of essential ingredients. In addition, the combination of mushrooms and cream also produces a memorable umami flavor.
Furthermore, it only takes around 45 minutes to make this soup, giving you plenty of time to savor it. Making your creamy mushroom soup is easy and only requires a few essential ingredients and processes. Now, let’s start.
Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe
Let’s see what ingredients we need to make this recipe. Later, we will see the steps.
- Olive oil extra virgin, two teaspoons
- One diced onion
- Corn flour
- 500g of white or brown mushrooms, quartered or sliced
- 4 cups of vegetable stock or broth
- Black pepper powder
- Soup cubes
- Chopped garlic
- Half a cup of milk
- Add salt and pepper to taste
Follow the steps to make yummy and creamy mushroom soup.
So, the first step for making this soup is cutting the mushrooms. Take one packet of mushrooms. Now, we’ll take half of the mushrooms and roughly chop them to make the stock. As for the other half, we can cut them into slices to garnish the soup later. For now, let’s keep the sliced mushrooms in a bowl.
Next, roughly cut the onion and keep it aside. After that, prepare all the ingredients mentioned above. You can also use black pepper powder and soup cubes for better taste (optional).
To start the cooking process, heat a pot, and add little oil. Next, we’ll add sliced mushrooms. Now we will saute these mushrooms on a very high flame until they’re soft and tender. Next, add some salt and saute them well until you cook them enough. Once they are perfect, let’s remove them.
Next, we’ll prepare the stock for that. Heat some oil and add one tablespoon of butter. Now add the garlic and saute for half a minute. After that, add the onion and the roughly chopped mushrooms. Saute the mushrooms on a very high flame till they become tender. Add some salt and black pepper.
I have a small tip for you here. When you cook mushrooms, wash them well, pat dry, cut them, and leave them to dry for half an hour, and then use them in your recipes. By doing this, the mushroom will not leave water while cooking.
Coming to the recipe, now add about 600ml of water and give it a gentle mix. We’ll cover it and let it boil on a very high flame. After this comes to a good boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Let’s check if our stock is ready. Now let’s strain the stock.
Add the mushroom and onion stock we strained earlier in a mixer jar. Add one tablespoon of cornflour soup cube and a half cup of milk. If you have fresh cream, you can use that. Otherwise, milk also works well. Grind this into a smooth paste.
Add the stock back to the pot. Add the paste that we prepared. Give it a nice mix. It should come to a boil and then thicken a bit. Now when it is nicely bubbling, add black pepper. Add some salt also if it seems less. Lastly, we’ll add our sauteed mushrooms and mix them well. So, is your creamy mushroom soup ready?
Do’s and Dont’s
Follow these tips to make the perfect creamy mushroom soup.
- Clean the mushrooms with a wet cloth or paper towel before slicing them into thick slices.
- To make a creamy version of this soup, add heavy cream and simmer for 10 minutes more.
- Serve with crusty bread or crackers right away.
- Avoid adding portobello mushrooms since they may provide an earthy flavor to the soup.
- Cooking the mushrooms over high heat can cause them to become too soft and slimy.
- Refrain from overcooking the soup since it will become too thick and lose flavor.
- The dish will lack the desired creamy mouthfeel if you use regular milk instead of heavy cream.
In conclusion, making creamy mushroom soup is a simple yet satisfying culinary experience perfect for any occasion. You can create a flavorful and hearty soup that will warm your heart and soul with the right ingredients and techniques.
Whether you want a quick and easy meal or a comforting dish to share with loved ones, this recipe will surely impress. So don’t hesitate to try it and indulge in the creamy, earthy goodness of homemade mushroom soup. Your taste buds will thank you!