Cooking & Serving Mushroom Soup
When you consider what is the most delicious soup on the planet, you might be surprised to learn that mushroom soup is way ahead of any other kind. Most people think that it is made with mushrooms. They are right in one respect, but they are wrong in another. It can be that they cannot imagine mushrooms being anything else than they are.
It was first that it was discovered by American and British Country Housewives that were in the London Underground, and they are credited for the invention of a delightful and healthy soup. With a little imagination it is possible to see a country housewife making it in her very own kitchen. The fact is, if you want to have a mushroom soup that really is unique, and you want it to be tasty, you do not need to leave your own country or your own kitchen.
It does not take much research to find out that there are many different recipes online for mushroom soup. Some of them may surprise you; others you may have already tried at home, but you can add ingredients from other recipes, and alter the ingredients as you wish to suit your taste.
So the first place to look for a recipe is the nearest soup shop, or the country or the local butcher’s shop. They will probably be more than happy to sell you a brand new recipe, and if you are a novice cook, the more experienced chef may even give you some tips on the best way to prepare the ingredients, and if they know the secret ingredients used by their favourite chef.
Many online recipes for mushroom soup are easy to follow, and if you use a pretty simple way of doing it, you may well find that you can prepare it yourself, saving a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on a restaurant. You can also read some instructions and then tweak them if you have some ingredients on hand that you have bought or think you may need.
If you use a recipe like this, the secret ingredient, mushrooms, will not be mentioned, but a very popular addition is simply to put in some cheese, and a teaspoonful of plain white wine. This can give the soup a richer taste, and some people think that it is more savoury than if you added some seasonings too.
A really good one, and usually the same as for restaurant mushroom soup, is a thick stew of onions, potatoes, carrots, and fresh vegetables, sometimes leaving out the meat, if you can do without it. And, perhaps, some chicken broth, and you are all set.
Or maybe you like to add some red pepper flakes, to give it a kick. And you can add, when you are ready, some stock cubes or tomato puree, and a little milk to add creaminess.
Or, if you have a big group of people, it may be a good idea to leave out the meat, if you are looking for a very filling meal, with all the nutrition that you need. A vegetarian meal for a lot of people is a lot easier to prepare and much tastier, and many are happy to provide you with the perfect recipe for vegetarian mushroom soup.
For one thing, many of these recipes will make enough for everyone, or even for the whole group, to make a bigger pot for the next day. Making soup is so easy, and you can buy some meat-free meat broth, if you are not interested in the flavor of meat.
You can also use chicken or fish in your mushroom soup, and you can mix in with whatever else you like, such as noodles, soft bean soups, beef, pork, peas, and any other vegetable you can think of. Vegetable salad is also a fantastic accompaniment, and if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can mix in a bit of other vegetable.
Indeed, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can always make your own mushroom soup. Make your own Mushroom Gravy, and put a little cheese on top.