When choosing mushrooms, pick ones which are firm, plump, clean, and brown in color. Do not choose mushrooms that have wet slimy spots or are wrinkled.
Mushrooms have great health benefits. Cremini (Baby Bella) mushrooms provide:
1. Immune system support
2. Anti-Inflammatory benefits
4. Cardiovascular benefits
5. Anti-Cancer benefits
So make yourself a pot of mushroom soup and enjoy!
Creamy Mushroom Soup
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup finely diced onion
1 ½ pounds Baby Bella ( Cremini) Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
5 cups chicken broth or stock
1-tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
1 bay leaf
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup cooking sherry
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup chopped parsley leaves
1. Melt butter in a large heavy bottom pot. Add onions and sauté until softened.
2.Add mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. 3.Add the chicken broth or stock, thyme leaves, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper to the mushrooms. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the sherry and sour cream. Mix well.*
6. Mix in the parsley and serve.
Makes 8 servings
*Note: If you like a thicker soup, puree one cup of the soup mixture and add it back to the pot. Stir well to combine.
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