Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Published in Bon Appetit magazine, this recipe is from Van Gogh's Restaurant and Bar in Roswell, GA...my favorite hangout when I lived in Atlanta. Delicious!
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 5 leeks, chopped (white and pale green part only)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 10 ounces portabella mushrooms, chopped (4 generous cups)
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3 cups chicken stock or 3 cups chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- white pepper, to taste
- Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add leeks and onion; saute' until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and saute' 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low. Add flour; cook until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
- Gradually stir in stock and half of sherry. Bring soup to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in half-and-half. Simmer umtil slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in cayenne pepper. Season to taste with white pepper and salt. Stir remaining sherry into soup. Bring to simmer and serve.
This was delicious. I added some thyme and rosemary. I think I used a little less stock than 3 cups. Otherwise I followed the recipe. It tasted great, and it was quick and easy to make. (Be careful not to curdle the milk. I would suggest not bringing it back to a simmer after adding the cream. Just warm it up.)