Creamy Mushroom Soup

Make mealtime a cozy time when you fix this hearty mushroom soup. The layered flavors of garlic, shallots, and thyme, mixed in with the comfort of cream and balancing tang of sherry, touch all the taste buds for a winter meal you’ll want to make again and again.

Level

Intermediate

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

40 minutes

Serves

6-8

Cook it with our

Blacklock Dutch Oven

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 700gr. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • ½ tablespoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a 5.2 lt dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms, sherry, thyme, 1 teaspoons salt, and 2 tablespoons of butter, stirring occasionally for 5 – 7 minutes.
  3. Remove the sautéed mushrooms from the skillet. Lower the heat to medium.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and add bay leaves. Add the flour and 1 cup of stock and whisk. Add the rest of the stock, continuing to whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, about 20 minutes.
  5. Slowly add the heavy cream and the remaining salt. Whisk until combined. Remove the bay leaves. Stir in the mushrooms and bring to a boil.
  6. Remove the soup from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cracked pepper and olive oil.

Cook’s note: Up your culinary game by garnishing the soup with truffle-infused olive oil and cracked pepper.

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