Mushrooms are the "fruit" of the underground growing fungus. Not only are mushrooms a versatile food, they are especially good at absorbing flavors because of their high water content. Most edible varieties of mushrooms are also quite good for you — mushrooms are high in fiber and protein, and provide B complex vitamins, iron, calcium, phosphorous and potassium. Mushrooms are also a good source of trace minerals and antioxidants such as selenium, which is essential for healthy blood circulation. Some varieties are believed to have anti-cancer properties.
As this fairly easy to make mushroom soup tastes even better after the flavors have had a chance to blend together, I recommend making it ahead of time. It is best served hot, so be sure to heat it up before serving. For an especially flavorful soup, I recommend adding a few teaspoons of vermouth or extra dry white wine.
|Wild Mushroom Soup|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 12, 2007
Simple creamy wild mushroom soup loaded with full mushroom flavor