Cream of Portabella Soup
A lovely soup that will enhance any meal. This recipe came from Chef Brenda Palmer and was posted on FoodService archives.
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- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- 2 portabella mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups half-and-half
- 1 ounce dry sherry
- salt and pepper
- In a medium saucepan sauté garlic, onion and celery in 1 tablespoon of butter for about 5 minutes. Slice 1/2 mushroom in bite-size pieces and set aside.
- Dice the rest of the mushrooms and add to sautéing vegetables.
- Cook until all of the vegetables are soft, about 5-8 more minutes. Add sherry, stir and remove from the heat. With a handheld blender (or you can use a food processor), purée vegetables until smooth.
- If you need to, add some of the half and half to aid in blending.
- Return to stove, add the rest of the half and half, the sliced mushrooms and the last tablespoon of butter.
- Heat until sliced mushrooms are cooked, about 5-8 minutes, taste, adding salt and pepper if needed, and serve. Enjoy!
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This was a great soup! I doubled the recipe and added an extra mushroom since I had exactly five and wanted to use them up. I pureed all the mushrooms since I like a smooth and fairly thick soup. I also topped the bowls with puff pastry and baked in oven-safe bowls for something different (I like to do this occasionally with soup). Thanks for sharing your recipe, Sharon!1Reply