Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Marsala

September 24, 2013
Author Notes

This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite dishes, chicken marsala. It's creamy, nourishing and crazy good. —Silvia

  • Serves 6 or more
  • 24 ounces wild mushrooms; crimini and shiitake - coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unbleached white, organic flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons marsala wine
  • 1/2 small sweet onion - finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 sprig parsley and thyme - finely chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
In This Recipe
  1. Place a large stockpot over medium heat and heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Add onion and saute until softened - about 5 minutes
  3. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook for less than a minute or until golden.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook until they begin to turn golden - about 5 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  5. Add flour. Stir and cook for about two minutes.
  6. Add marsala, season with salt and pepper and turmeric, stir and cook for a few more minutes
  7. Slowly add all the liquid, stirring to incorporate and cook for about 30 minutes
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Working in batches, Puree 2/3 of the soup in a blender or food processor.
  10. Return to the pot, stir in the butter and garnish with the fresh herbs

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