|ingredients for the actual soup - white (!) mushrooms, onions, garlic, butter|
parsley, rosemary, wine and chicken stock
|after the garlic and mushrooms are sauteed, add the sliced mushrooms|
|the first part of the cooking is to have the mushrooms lose their liquid|
then the heat is turned up to evaporate it
and then... add the wine, and let that evaporate too
after cooking with the stock, it's blended until very smooth
|nest step - prep the salad|
the description of the recipe talks about sliced mushrooms, the directions don't mention
that - but, seemed like it would be a little awkward to have whole mushrooms...
|into each bowl went the sliced mushrooms, scallions and herbs|
|finished soup, with it's dollop of creme fraiche, how lovely is that?|
|anxiously awaiting digging in (or maybe not!)|
So - I have to say, I think it almost looks better than it tastes. The presentation was beautiful. But maybe it was the separation between cooking and serving, or maybe I've just eaten too many other mushroom soups, but this wasn't my favorite. Maybe a little cream in the actual soup? I don't know. I'll be interested in hearing what everyone else did/thought.
Happily though, it was tasty, and we had a fun time, and I'm super-excited to be back cooking with the New Year!