Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup (Gluten-free, Keto, Paleo)

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October 8, 2019

Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup (gluten-free, keto, paleo)

On a recent mushroom foraging trip we scored about a pound each of oyster and chanterelle mushrooms. And what better meal to prepare after a chilly day in the damp woods than a hot bowl of creamy mushroom soup. This soup comes together in just minutes, contains just a few simple ingredients, and has a wonderful slightly sweet and earthy flavor. I opted for a dry vermouth (not sweet) over white wine as vermouth is infused with herbs, thus lending a lovely element to the soup. Go for a good glug of it! 

Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup
Gluten-free, Keto, Paleo

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 lb. EACH fresh oyster and chanterelle mushrooms (or mushrooms of your choice), wiped clean and torn or cut

2 cloves garlic, garlic 

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 to 1/2 cup dry vermouth or dry sherry (you could also use dry white wine)

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (or a sprig of fresh thyme)

Himalayan salt and white pepper, to taste

1/2 cup heavy cream

Truffle oil for garnish (optional)

 

Heat the butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the mushrooms and saute until softened. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring often, until the garlic is also softened but not browned, about 3 minutes.
 

Add the chicken broth, vermouth or sherry, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes. 

Season with salt and pepper, then add the cream. Continue to cook at a low simmer for another 5 minutes. 
 

Turn heat off and allow to cool slightly. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or, puree in batches in a blender. Note: fully blend for a smooth texture. I wanted a bit of texture to the soup so I whizzed it for just a little bit, leaving some small mushroom chunks. 

Pour back into the pot and gently reheat before serving. 

 

Drizzle with truffle oil and serve. 

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