Fresh and Dried Mushroom Soup

Dried porcini mushrooms are a smart substitute for pricey fresh porcini in this flavourful soup.

The Ultimate Soup Cookbook, Reader’s Digest

 

Fresh and Dried Mushroom Soup
Fresh and Dried Mushroom Soup
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine dried mushrooms and 1 cup boiling water and let stand 10 minutes or until softened. Using a slotted spoon, remove mushrooms, then coarsely chop. Strain soaking liquid through a coffee filter or a sieve lined with paper towels.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in dried mushrooms, add shiitakes, and sauté 5 minutes or until softened. Add button mushrooms and sauté 5 minutes or until they begin to release their liquid.
  3. Add soaking liquid and bring to boil. Add sherry and cook 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add 1 1/2 cups water, stock, tomato, tarragon and pepper. Bring mushroom soup to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.