I used one of Jamie Olivers recipes and adapted it to what I picked up from the markets. The original recipe is from Gourmet Traveller June 2008. This soup will satisfy even the most devoted carnivore. Perfect for the cooler months of the year.
*This will pair nicely with a chilled Spanish sherry, try a amontillado, which is a dry style and has a nutty flavour which will complement the earthy tones of this soup.
*Another tip is if you are using dried shitake mushrooms, use that lovely soaking liquid as part of you stock.
*For a Vegan version, discard the cream and replace with 1/2 cup rice or soy milk and simmer to desired consistancy.