Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup prep
This version is decidedly earthy. If you have a cow and want to skim off some cream, that would be delicious. If you live in Jerez, grow grapes and make sherry, that might be a nice addition too (Sherry might also be a nice wine pairing). All I had to garnish with was some crackling I made from a Sloping Hill Pig and some goat’s milk cheese from Saltspring Island.
mushroom soup

Mushroom Soup

20 grams Wild Morels (Given to me by Mel, harvested by Eric, from Untamed Feast) Rehydrated in warm chicken stock

1 lb Shiitake Mushrooms, Fresh, julienned (Misty Mountain)

6 roasted shallots (my backyard)

2 Cups Wild Chrysanthemum Tea, 3rd brewing (harvested by Zhan Zimei, brought to Vancouver by Pedro of Dao Tea)

2 Cups Chicken Stock (homemade with Thiessen Farm Bluefoot via Two Rivers Meats)

2 Bay leaves (from my friend S Fuller’s tree)

A sprig of rosemary and a bunch of thyme (my frontyard)

2 T Renato Fenocchio Olive Oil

Salt to taste (Sea Salt from Central America)

Saute the shiitake’s in olive oil until browned. Deglaze with tea, simmer until reduced by half. Add roasted shallots, morels, chicken stock used to rehydrate (leave sediment behind) and fresh herbs. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Puree with an immersion blender.


4 Responses to “Mushroom Soup”

  1. Posted on January 4th, 2010

    Oh YAY you used them :) I’m so glad! This looks very yummy. I gotta show Eric.

  2. Posted on January 4th, 2010

    By the way, I’m looking into getting a cow soon.

  3. Posted on January 5th, 2010

    Hey Anthony, I think your recipe is a very unique way to use morels. How was it?, could you taste the morels, or were they overtaken by the shiitake?

  4. Posted on January 5th, 2010

    @Mel Yes, finally used them. Thanks. Um, are you getting a dairy cow? Where are you going to keep that? Is it a cow share in Chilliwack?

    @Eric You could definitely taste the morels. I would argue that in the proportions used, the shiitake really just provided some mushroom body and that the dominant flavour was morel.

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