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What aromatic herb should I add to this soup?

I made a soup with mushrooms, kale, garlic, hot peppers and lime. I want to make it again but this time add something to make it more aromatic--any suggestions? No coriander please, but anything else goes!!

asked by Geegee an about 2 months ago
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added about 2 months ago

Thyme is great with mushrooms, but because I am on a Persian kick and you mentioned lime, adding some tarragon, mint, and turmeric could be interesting.

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PHIL

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added about 2 months ago

I like Rosemary and also thyme and I usually add both to soups. Also, I like some sage which is nice with mushrooms. Another option is some fresh parsley right at the end before serving. So many choices. How about Thai basil if you can find it fresh?

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added about 2 months ago

hey @valhalla, @phil, thanks for your suggestions!! These all sound incredible, I think I will try versions with tarragon and sage to see how they turn out.

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PHIL

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added about 2 months ago

Good luck. I can never decide so I add a few different ones. I love them all.

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Trena Heinrich

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added about 2 months ago

Chives would be a nice addition to this recipe. Should make for a nice presentation also.

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added about 2 months ago

sounds great!

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Nancy

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added about 2 months ago

and/or pick up on the garlic & hot peppers by adding basil, oregano, anise and maybe some Parmesan cheese just before serving.

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ChefJune

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added about 2 months ago

My immediate thought was tarragon, given the flavors you mentioned.

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added about 2 months ago

Tarragon is another one I never know what to do with so thanks, I'll try it!!

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added about 2 months ago

Did you add the lime zest as well as juice? I find that goes a long way to amp up flavor. To piggyback on Valhalla's Persian suggestions, maybe Sumac if you can find it, it has a great smoky-citrus aroma which would echo the lime and peppers.

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added about 2 months ago

i've had sumac sitting in my cupboard unused so will def give this a shot!! I added the zest when I was sauteeing the mushrooms but I'm not sure how much it did to be honest..

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added about 2 months ago

I was getting a Southeast Asian vibe from this...how about Star Anise? Amp up with Thai basil as well when serving.

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added about 2 months ago

that's the kind of vibe I got from it as well, great suggestion!

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BerryBaby

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added about 2 months ago

I made soup this past week and used a sprig of fresh thyme....delicious!

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added about 2 months ago

I tried thyme after others suggested it--it's really great with this soup!!