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Guy's Mushroom Soup

Mary Ann Esposito

Makes 2 ½ quarts


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 large leeks, cleaned and cut into rings
2 pounds mixed mushrooms including oyster, shitake and button
4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
6 cups hot chicken broth
1 cup light cream
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for sprinkling


Heat the olive oil in a soup pot; stir in the leeks and mushrooms and cook covered over medium heat until the mushrooms are soft. Add the thyme and cook a couple of minutes longer.

Add the chicken broth and cook covered for 5 minutes.

Puree the soup, add the cream, salt, pepper and parsley and heat slowly.

Serve hot and top with grated cheese.

Variation; reserve some of the mushrooms once cooked and keep for garnish.

Add toasted bread to bottom of soup bowl before ladling on the soup


Recipe featured in Program 2314

item recipe is featured in Episode 2314 of Season 23.

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