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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 years ago

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Valhalla
added about 2 years 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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added about 2 years 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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Geegee an
added about 2 years 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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added about 2 years ago

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

Trena Heinrich
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added about 2 years ago

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

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Geegee an
added about 2 years ago

sounds great!

Nancy
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added about 2 years 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 years ago

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

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Geegee an
added about 2 years ago

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

Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus
added about 2 years 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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Geegee an
added about 2 years 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..

Windischgirl
added about 2 years 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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Geegee an
added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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Geegee an
added about 2 years ago

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

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