Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mushroom Soup From The Tummies' Kitchen

Soup diet day 4 - I did a fairly common dish tonight but continued to follow the winning formula I had with the carrot soup - that is to add some tasty toppings to it. Since it is not mushroom season just yet, I have bought some rather nice cultivated ones instead, but feel free to use what ever mushrooms you can lay your hands on. Adding a little dried puccini mushrooms will greatly enhance the end result but do use it sparingly as it can overwhelm the dish with its very strong flavour. Another satisfying meal without any meat - and the soup diet will go on.

serves 4
you'll need;
600g of button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
5g of dried puccini mushrooms, soaked and reserve soaking water
2 onions, shopped
2 bay leaves
olive oil
knob of butter
3 tbs of flour
1.5 l of vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste

you'll also need;
150g of button mushrooms, sliced
1 punnet of shimeiji mushrooms, separated
1 punnet of shitake mushrooms, sliced
2 king oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
sprig of rosemary, chopped
sour cream, thinned out with some water

Saute chopped onions til translucent then add in the sliced mushrooms and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook for a further 5 to 8 minutes.

Add stock, bay leaves and puccini mushrooms and the soaking water and simmer for an hour.

Remove the bay leaves and blend til smooth, check for seasoning.

Meanwhile, fry garlic til lightly brown - follow with  the rosemary and mushrooms. Fry on high heat for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Ladle soup into a bowl, top with some saute mushrooms, drizzle with some sour cream. Dinner is served hot with some toasted bread of your choice.


  1. wow yummy! I love both the mushroom soup and that carrot soup!

  2. Your soups are so inviting and tasteful...every time I visit your blog I would like to taste the screen....

  3. Another beautiful soup, I can see that as being a very satisfying meal!

  4. wow. Definitely a diet version. The usual mushroom soup recipe I've seen are full of cream or otherwise, grounded cooked grains. This is fab. So many varieties of mushrooms. I love it. Can mushroom soup can go to the bin now. I'm making this!

  5. You have done it again! Surely going to try this with all the beautiful mushrooms I've never heard of!

  6. This is a very delicious looking soup, and you are using Asian mushrooms! Very nice! :)

  7. Angie,
    Thank you so much ! :)

    Matteo ,
    Oh thank you! That put a big smile on my face :)

    KL girl in MELB,
    Thank you! It was with just a single serving!

    tracieMoo ,
    Thank you! You will realize it is so creamy without any cream added. Yes throw away the can :)

    Thank you! You can get them at Asian grocer for half the price too!

    Thanks! There wasn't much of a choice at the supermarket at the moment so I decided on using the locally cultivated Asian mushrooms :)

  8. What a wonderfull mushrooms!!! Great!!! Kisses

  9. You're very creative! I love both~carrot soup and the mushrooms soup.

  10. Another very tasty looking soup! I almost bought a package of mixed mushrooms yesterday, but I didn't want to get them until I knew what I wanted to do with them. I think I know now!

  11. 4 types of mushrooms.. right.. the other day i bought the brown small enoki mushrooms,.. dont know what to cook with it yet..

  12. As I was told I needed a soup diet, I have started it tonight with your pea and ham soup. It was fabulous!!!

    Vijay x

  13. It looks soooooooooooooo damn good!!!
    I wanna try it!

  14. Lovely soup! Can't wait to try some of your recipes!

  15. It's one of my prefered soup
    And I can imagine, a creamy spoon of soup with and some crunchy pieces of mushrooms with garlic, too good !!!

  16. you need to write a soup cook book!!! yummy

  17. Beautiful photos as always. I'm not a huge mushroom fan but I'd like to try this!

  18. ซุป เห็ด ชอบ มาก! อร่อย จริงๆ จริงๆ!

  19. Oh my goodness! I just found this blog, and I can already tell that I will be doing major damage to my waistline! hahah!

    LOVE IT!

  20. colombina,
    Thank you! :) kisses x

    Thank you very much! :)

    Thanks! Oh really!? Please let me know if you do!

    It is wondeful in stir fries or noodle soup!

    No problems!

    So you really did!? How wonderful :) Glad it turned out right :) x

    Thank you! You can see how easy it is.

    Thank you and please do!

    Thanks! Great for the cold weather too!

    Haha thanks! I'm out of ideas already!

    Thank you! I'm glad you are happy to try despite not being a mushroom fan ;)

    โปรด ของ ฉัน เกินไป! ขอบคุณ มาก!

    Haha thanks! Nothing is too fattening here!

  21. Oh! What a great soup...with all kind of mushrooms, look so creamy and tasty...yummie!
    By the way, thank you so much for visiting my site :-)

  22. So many types of mushrooms, Asian, rt? Great :-) Looks rich n creamy..

  23. 再次有好料!最愛吃蕈類了!

  24. I love your determination to stick to the soup diet, again you have made it so easy to follow! Love it!

  25. Hearting this soup - I love mushrooms!

  26. looks amazing, I want some especially in this rainy weather!

  27. quelle délicieuse et savoureuse soupe, bravo
    bonne soirée

  28. What a beautiful photo. I’ve never made mushroom soup before but this recipe is calling my name. I just love the color and flavors!

  29. I love soups and mushrooms. Your sounds to die for!

  30. Oh the soup diet is going strong! Very different from the mushroom soups I have seen b4. Keep on the good work buddy!

  31. Juliana,
    Thank you very much! :)

    Gulmohar ,
    Thanks! It is amazing how creamy it is without adding any cream to it.

    大肥 ,

    Tricia F ,
    Haha thanks! Weight is coming off so it is great!

    Kitchen Butterfly ,
    Thank you! Me too :)

    Claire (Culinarygoddess.com),
    Thanks! It is perfect for rainy days!

    Aux délices des gourmets,
    Merci beaucoup!
    bonne soirée! :)

    kothiyavunu ,
    Thank you! This is my first time making it too :)

    Thank you very much!

    It is indeed haha! Will do buddy!

  32. Beautiful soup...would be so warming for this cold weather.

  33. delicious! i love this theme. xx

  34. I love mushrooms and this soup looks like something that my entire family would enjoy!

  35. sounds damn rich man! wow.. a complete meal in itself!

  36. i love mushrooms but i dont really like mushroom soup. this one looks very creamy and satisfying. i can see myself eat this mushroom soup! looks very tasty and delicious! the ones i see look pale and off colour ewwww hehe.

    have a good day!

  37. Restaurant standard soup!!! Just look at that. WOW! I could never make such beautiful a mushroom soup!

  38. I love your soup diet. The soups you make are so beautiful.

  39. Looks terribly yummilicious LOL! Looks like you guys are seriously on diet! No jokes at all. haha...

  40. wow..soup posts are on..great clicks..love the filling soup..nice presentation.

  41. Mary,
    Thanks! Indeed it would :)

    Thank you! Losing some weight too :)

    Thanks, Please try making it!

    Cumi $ Ciki,
    Thanks! Very complete indeed, very seldom we don't have a second serve during dinner.

    Thanks! Often what we are getting outside is thicken up using potato and cream with not much mushrooms in it :(

    Haha Ju just a very simple meal, it actually saving me a lot of time during our soup diet :)

    Thank you! I think it has been a good diet and a sustainable one ;)

    My Little Space,
    Thank you! Not really a serious diet but trying to eat lighter meal at night :)

    Thank you very much! :)

  42. Spoken to my husband about going on a soup diet but the reaction was a lttle lukewarm until I shown him your soup diet recipes. This one is a winner!

  43. Yum Yum Yum! If diet food looks this good, I'm going to try doing it too :) All other soups are to die for too!

  44. love your western soup series and the assorted mushrooms u used!

  45. Oooh, love mushroom soup, this looks so good. Btw just left you an award on my blog to pick up. I don't mind at all if you aren't into these things and don't pick it up, just think of it as an e-hug :)

  46. It looks so good! I'll pay good money for this at a restaurant!

  47. This is my favourite soup! Thank you! Love the assorted mushrooms topping, very nice indeed!

  48. Wow, you're very innovative! Love those mushrooms.

  49. Yasmin,
    Thank you! You should, I have lost 2 kgs already!

    Thanks! I think diet food need to taste good to be sustainable!

    Thank you very much! :)

    Thanks for the compliments and award :)

    love to eat,
    Haha thank you very much!

    Thank you :) The mushrooms are very delicious indeed!

  50. Now we talking ...yum mushroom soup...one of my favourites and with a splash of cream even better, unbeatable...superb recipe..yum yum Rico Recipes :)

  51. I'm intrigued by the medley of mushrooms blended in this soup. It looks like wonderful combination of flavors.

  52. Darling you have an amazingly delicious blog and a new follower...me. I will return daily to see what's for dinner.

    Love & Hugs

  53. Ricardo,
    Haha glad you like this! We are on a diet so just a little sour cream works just as well for us :)

    Fresh Local and Best ,
    Oh thank you :) I was thinking about your post with all the different mushrooms on sale when I was buying the mushrooms :)

    Duchess of tea,
    Thank you so much for following and please visit anytime :)
    love and hugs

  54. Healthy & refreshing one.loves to have

  55. This looks wonderful, so healthy and we love mushrooms. I definitely will try to make this. Thx. Have a great weekend, my dear friend :-D

  56. my kitchen,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! You must try it sometimes!
    you have a great weekend too! :)

  57. Love soup, love mushrooms.. can't so no to this either :P


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