Saturday, March 2, 2013

RECIPE: Mushroom Soup

This is an old favorite of mine. I got this recipe out of a book of Native American cooking. They say that it makes 6-8 servings, but I would say that would only be possible if they were small side servings to an entree. I'd say this will make more like four decent-sized servings.

Mushroom Soup
serves 4


1/2 cup butter
1 medium shallot, minced
1 lb button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup flour
4 cups beef broth (I now use vegetable broth)
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp dried marjoram
Salt and Pepper


1.  In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-heat. Add shallot and cook until transparent.

 2.  Raise heat and add mushrooms. Allow shrooms to render slightly.

3.  Reduce the heat and stir in flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, and gradually pour in broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.

4.  Remove from heat and gradually stir in sour cream. Season.

Always easy and delicious! I serve it with garlic toast, and maybe a side salad.

NOTE: You can add rice before the sour cream, if desired. Add a box of wild rice (without the seasoning packet). Increase the broth by 1 - 1 1/2 cups. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer 20 minutes. Then go to step 4 above.