Friday, January 7, 2011
French Fridays with Dorie- Paris Mushroom Soup
It seems that soup is what's for dinner! Paris Mushroom Soup is this week's selection for French Fridays with Dorie, and all I have to say is that it's a pot full of mushroom goodness. White mushrooms (I used Crimini), onions, garlic and herbs are simmered and then pureed with a bit of butter, herbs, white wine and chicken stock. A "salad" of thinly sliced mushrooms, scallions, parsley, chives and seasonings in each bowl adds little surprises of flavor and texture to each earthy spoonful. Dorie says to pour the hot soup over the mushroom salad to serve, but it was so much prettier atop the soup that I couldn't resist floating it there. A dab of crème fraîche is optional, but we thoroughly enjoyed the soup even without it.
The recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan's book Around My French Table. To see more of this delightful winter warmer, check out these links!