Sunday, 22 May 2011

mushroom, rosemary, garlic and spring onion soup



... sometimes a simple soup is all you need to clear the doldrums away... but my cold continues to stick around and my taste buds are shot so I need flavour... lots of it, which is why I went a little overboard with the mushroom soup and added the garlic and the rosemary... I think these three flavours were born to be together, each enhancing and bringing out the taste of the next... and I knew they'd work really well together in a soup.

Mushroom, Rosemary, Garlic and Spring Onion Soup

a bunch of spring onions (7ish) - chopped fairly finely
3 cloves of garlic - crushed
a large pinch or two of fresh rosemary
1 medium leek - finely chopped
1 lb small mushrooms - chopped (use the cheapest you can lay your hands on, no point wasting posh mushrooms on a soup)
1 and 1/2 pints of good quality vegetable stock
150ml single cream

- in a large heavy pan heat some butter and olive oil and gently saute the spring onions until soft, then add the leeks, rosemary and garlic and gently sweat for about 5 minutes

- add the chopped mushrooms and let them sweat down for 5 minutes, then season and place a lid on and let the whole lot sweat together gently to intensify for about 8 minutes.

- add the stock and let it simmer for 20 minutes, then blitz with a hand-held, add the cream and blitz again till you have a thick and creamy soup

eat and of course enjoy!


25 comments:

  1. Mhh delicious for Sunday evening after a week end full of food theis is so light and yummy!!

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  2. Love mushroom soup and this one sounds delicious! Hope that cold goes away soon!

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  3. Mmmm - lots of lovely, aromatic rosemary and garlic. Hope that sorts out the late spring sniffles x

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  4. I really need to start making more soups! I always feel inspired when I see delicious recipes such as this one.

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  5. Well you can't have mushrooms without garlic. Actually in our house, there's not much that we don't have with garlic - chocolate perhaps ;-) Not tried the addition of rosemary though - sounds like a good and tasty healing soup.

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  6. Mmm...looks absolutely delicious and smells heavenly I am sure. :)

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  7. You make the best soups. Easy, flavorful and perfect for a Sunday meal.

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  8. yum! It is pouring like you wouldn't believe up here in Edinburgh today (i've had to put the heat on!) and i could use a good soup!! this looks fantastic xx

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  9. I'll be that tasted great, but I always think mushroom soup looks very grey an unappealing! A little bit of something chopped and green would pep it up :)

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  10. I've always liked mushroom soup but always found it too bland, now I know what's missing! Perfect for this supposedly 'summery' weather! :p

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  11. The ingredients I am sure, will add to the aroma of the soup, and very strong too:)
    The garlic will definitely help with the cold;)

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  12. This is a completely brilliant flavor combo. I hope it makes you well.

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  13. wonderful soup and no worries it didn't work out to meet we will be back for sure and maybe you will visit the US he he

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  14. thanks guys... cold is finally getting better and I can taste stuff again! woo hoo!!! x

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  15. sounds great Dom. I made a chicken liver pate yesterday as well as cooking some razor clams and pak choi with ginger, peppers and garlic. The house smelt beautifully of garlic.

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  16. Sounds like a heady combination... garlic is ideal for colds so I hope it's blown the cobwebs away!

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  17. Thank you for the comment re: Random Recipes, Courgette Cake Dom: I think my using vegetables in baking cakes is a bit like heading into a very cold swimming pool- at first, you pop a toe in, not entirely convinced but once you've summoned up the courage to dive in, its worthwhile! I will definately be trying your chocolate and beetroot recipe Dom. I think I've always been put off the idea by the fact the first contestant to be booted off The Great British Bake Off last year baked chocolate and beetroot cake... But I like the fact it stays moist over a whole week, thanks for the tip! Right, off to find your recipe now (will probably be distracted by al other goodies...). Glad the cold is getting better!

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  18. YUM! This sounds like a wonderful, flavorful mushroom soup...if it dips back out of the 80's, I may give it a try :)

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  19. Mushroom soup with rosemary and garlic sounds yummmie..
    I'm going to try the banana jam. I hope you feel better by now...

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  20. A soup for a rainy day ... thank you friend! Get better ... damnit!

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  21. Yay for tasting again. Glad to know you are doing better.

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  22. Now that sounds amazingly good!!

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  23. Hope you feel better soon. I love the flavour combinations.

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  24. mm it does sound good but can I replace the cream for coconut cream gluten intolerance

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    1. Oooh yes Heather. Coconut cream would be wonderful. It doesn't really need any cream at all though. Xx

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