By Michelle S. on December 08, 2002
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"I make this whenever fresh mushrooms are on sale, and I need a comforting soup. This is from one of those little magazines at the checkout line in the grocery store...I'm glad I had to wait in line the day I found this recipe. This can easily be doubled for 4 servings."
Serving Size: 1 (207 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"One of the best soups we've ever had - creamy, zesty, and totally memorable. Did I mention easy, too? I made this exactly as written and only wish I'd doubled the recipe as we slurped this up PDQ! The spice was great, the mushroom flavor was pronounced, and actually, a little does go a long way, as this is a rich, delicious, superb soup. Thanks for a winner, Michelle! Lovely."
"Excellent! A quick, easy to make creamy mushroom soup accented with tarragon, cayenne pepper and white wine. The wine accents the flavor of the mushrooms and onions to give balance to the cayenne and tarragon. I used small Crimini mushrooms and substituted heavy cream for the half and half because I needed to use it up. DH loves mushrooms and now DH loves Michelle ! "
"I also used 2%fat evaporated milk instead of half and half and it turned out velvety,vreamy and de- licious.Also well appreciated by those sharing our meal.Thanks Michelle"
"We really enjoyed this recipe. To make it lower in fat I used evaporated fat-free milk and the result was still delicious. I also didn't have any tarragon and used bay leaf to season. Good flavor! Also very easy to make. "
"Fabulous flavor! I added a little bit more mushrooms than listed..... just to use them up. I loved the tarragon flavor. The consistency was perfect. Thanx for an excellent mushroom soup!"
"Very good! I tripled this recipe and I also sauteed 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic with onion and mushrooms, I used 1 teaspoon crueshed chili flakes in place of cayenne, the dried tarragon was a wonderful addition to this soup, my DH enjoyed this thanks for sharing Michelle!"
"I doubled the recipe as I hate to dirty a pot for one day's soup! I only had whipping cream so I used it half and half with 1% milk. I didn't have the wine so left that out. The results were wonderful and so easy to make. For years I thought making soup was a huge production. This was so easy. We loved the tarragon taste. This recipe will be a keeper!"
"This is a delicious soup. We like to plan ahead so I quadrupled the batch. And for two of us, we didn't have much leftover! The only thing I'd say would be to cut the heavy half-and-half to milk at least. We like thick soup, but this was too rich for my hubby and my waistline. The tarragon and cayenne was the clincher for me - the best combo for mushrooms!"
"Loved it. Great tasting and easy to make. The exact recipe was great. I also made it and tweaked it a bit in light of the earlier reviews by adding only pinch of cayenne and adding a little paprika. I also mixed in a little fat free half and half to cut the calories slightly. Thank you very much."
"Nicely flavored, easily put together soup. Thank you."
"Watch out for the cayenne on this. I like spicy food, but this was borderline too hot, and definitely over the top for my dinner guests. I increased this recipe for 8 servings but ended up with barely enough for 5 first-course servings. I won't say I wouldn't make it again, but will continue in my search for the perfect mushroom soup, especially for dinner parties."