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!




48 comments:

  1. I love your bits of cracked pepper on top! Your soup looks so fancy! I'm probably going to try using Crimini mushrooms the next time I make this. Great post!

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  2. What a gorgeous picture! You had some great light for that shot.
    No matter what the arrangement, this soup was all good in my book.

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  3. This looks beautiful and it sounds delicious. I love mushrooms, and with all of the wonderful flavors in there, I would really love this soup:)

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  4. Gorgeous photo of a very inviting soup!

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  5. Glad your back! Enjoyed your post as usual. You make even that brown funky soup color look amazing. B:)

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  6. I haven't tried Dorie's recipe yet but I do love mushroom soups. You photoed it so well!

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  7. Such a beautiful presentation! Good soup, wasn't it?

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  8. I think is the most beautiful picture of this I've seen yet! That is saying a lot since this one is not an easy photo! Yours I would actually want to eat even if I didn't know how truly good it really is!

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  9. You're soup looks so good. I was home sick from work today so I will be making mine tomorrow. I have to say that if I would have had the ingredients tonight, this soup would probably helped make me feel better.

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  10. Nice photo!! And great idea to put the salad on top ... much prettier!!

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  11. Your soup looks perfect and I think the salad looks wonderful on top! Such a beautiful photo.

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  12. Yum-I love the flavor of mushrooms in soup and yours looks delish!!

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  13. After seeing your soup and at Life Is Full's blog, I'm tempted to try making some mushroom soup. Yours look really yummy!

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  14. Beautiful soup! And I LOVE mushrooms. Actually, there's not many foods that I DON'T love haha ;)

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  15. Gorgeous presentation! I'm looking forward to cooking with this group on my New Year's French diet...

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  16. Yours is much prettier than mine…it's the veggies on top..looks much nicer!

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  17. The mushroom soup looks so delicious. Maybe I should get a copy of the book too.

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  18. Goodness, looking through your recipes, I was drooling. I like to bake when I get the chance and your baking skills, awesome!

    I think this soup is something I could do.

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and kind words.

    Stay warm,

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  19. I used white button, and I think criminis would have been better. Your salad float is very pretty.

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  20. your photos are amazing! i would LOVE to have a cup of this over the weekend. cant wait to try this recipe!

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  21. I must agree with everyone - considering that this is a brown liquid, your photo is really pretty. Nice job!

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  22. Awesome photo! My soup was rather gray. Yours looks more toasty brown and luscious! Maybe it's the criminis, which I would try if I make this soup again. I'm also inspired by the cabbage soup in your previous post. I have a head in the fridge and needed some ideas! Thanks!

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  23. Your soup looks delicious! I am in awe of your ability to make that tan soup look so inspiring.

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  24. I agree with Trevor - your photo is beautiful! And I want to try this recipe again, with creminis this time.

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  25. Your soup is beautiful! I didn't think the soup itself very photogenic, but you made it so. I'll have to try the Crimini mushrooms next time.

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  26. I was so sure I had commented on your lovely soup. but, We love mushroom soup and this recipe bring it up a few notches;I have crimini mushrooms sitting in the refrigerator; thank you for sharing.

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  27. I forgot to tell you; my son gave me THE book for Christmas.Everything looks so good.

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  28. The soup looks so delicious! Dorie's event sounds like such a great thing to join with many delicious benefits.

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  29. This is such a beautiful soup! And I love this photo :)

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  30. What a beautiful picture of a delicious soup. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  31. I love the punch of the green against the earthy brown soup...looks so delicate and delicious! One day, I'm going to buy this book for myself and start working my way through it!

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  32. I agree with everyone else - your photo is amazing - best I have seen ! Awesome shot that makes me want to make another pot of this wonderful soup. Tricia (and Nana :)

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  33. What a beautiful soup...you did such a great job capturing this dish. I wish I had a bowl beside me right now (with some fresh bread, of course) Thank you for sharing, my dear. I hope you have a good Monday. Let the week begin!

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  34. I am going to have to purchase Dorie's new book!! Unless it arrives for my birthday--I've dropped hints here and there. We love mushroom soup and the salad topping has me intrigued!! Your photo makes me want to reach in for a bite--or two.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  35. What a lovely, warm looking soup. I could definitely go for a spoonful even this morning! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and your talents in the kitchen, Betty. Looking forward to more from you!

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  36. I adore mushroom soup! And this one looks wonderful. I love the way you've placed the "salad" on top. Makes such a pretty presentation.

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  37. Sounds like a really fantastic soup! Full of flavor and nice and warm...perfect for those chilly nights!

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  38. Luv Luv the little salad on top! I guess that's why Dorie is the chef and I am the student! My daughter got this book for Christmas and I have really enjoyed sneaking a few peeks!

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  39. ....beautiful photograph..oh..i have to make this ...i LOVE mushroom soup...

    i think i am going to have to get her cookbook.....it's next on my list

    :-)

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  40. I was just enjoying Mimi's blog post for Dorie's round up of Friday recipes. I cam over to visit your blog, and here is another great recipe from Dorie's cookbook. I am feeling so inspired.

    Velva

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  41. I'm still trying to get into eat mushrooms but if there's anyone who could convert me, it's Dorie and you and this soup! Looks delicious.

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  42. a gorgeous photo. Glad you enjoyed!

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  43. I loveee the salad as a garnish too:-)
    and u have the perfect parsley leaf to complete the garnish!
    The soup has the most wonderful tings happening in there and i love them all!
    Ur pics so hearty and inviting!

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  44. I am a mushroom lover and this sounds amazing!!

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