Succulent Mushroom Clear Soup – A Refreshing Culinary Creation
Have you been thinking of a way to spice up a dinner with a light and simple yet delicious soup? Look no further than this Mushroom Clear Soup! This hearty yet refreshing mushroom soup comes with a unique blend of ingredients and a slightly surprising flavor you won’t want to miss.
This is more than a simple soup, it is a culinary celebration of flavors and aromas. A mix of traditional vegetables and unfamiliar, yet delicious, foreign influences make this Mushroom Clear Soup truly one of a kind. The long cooking time is deceptively lengthy, but the patience is rewarded with a soup that features a unique balance of flavors. You’ll recognize the mushroom flavor, of course, but the soup also contains hints of thyme, basil, and oregano and balanced with a touch of white pepper for a complexity that enlivens the palate and the senses.
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 cups mushrooms (shittake, white button and/or baby portobellos mushrooms all work well)
• Large onion – chopped
• 2 cloves garlic – minced
• 2 carrots – peeled and shredded
• 2 stalks celery – diced
• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme – minced
• Handful of fresh basil – chopped
• 1 teaspoon dry oregano
• 2 tablespoons white wine
• 4 cups vegetable stock
• 2 tablespoons white pepper
• 2 tablespoons sea salt
• Juice of ½ lemon
1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add mushrooms and stir regularly until they start to turn golden brown.
3. Add onions and garlic. Stir the mixture and cook until everything is browned and the onions are soft and translucent.
4. Add carrots and celery, and stir until everything is well blended and softened.
5. Add thyme, basil, oregano, white wine and stir until everything is combied, then let simmer for about 10 minutes.
6. Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
7. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes.
8. Add white pepper, sea salt and lemon juice and stir until combined.
9. Let the soup continue simmering for an additional 10 minutes, or until it is thickened and the desired consistency is reached.
Serve and Enjoy
Serve this hearty and comforting soup with some toasted bread for a full meal. It tastes best when it’s fresh and still hot, but can be stored and heated up for the perfect cozy lunch or dinner injection of flavor. It’s a unique take on a classic soup recipe and a great way to bring a bit of international flavor to your table.
Try it for yourself for a delicious lunch or dinner dish your whole family will be sure to love. You won’t be disappointed!