Vegan Cream Of Mushroom Soup

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Author Notes: Instead of cream, I pureed cooked cauliflower with onions, garlic, celery and some of the mushrooms to make a really ‘creamy’ texture that’s pretty amazing. Most of the mushrooms I slice and sauté to add to the pureed veggie’s to keep the texture and bite of the mushroom.Steven Thompson

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Serves 6

Base of the soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 16 ounces sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cauliflower, stem removed, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart Vegetable stock (amount of stock varies depending on the size of the cauliflower)
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine (I used Sauvignon blanc) not too sweet
  • fresh parsley as garnish

Sauteed mushrooms

  • 1 1/2 pounds sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. -In the sauce pan, over medium high heat, add: 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 chopped onion, 1 stalk celery, diced
  2. -Sauté until onions are just softened, add: 2 8-ounce containers of mushrooms (rinsed), 4 cloves garlic, crushed / chopped,
  3. -Sauté until mushrooms begin to release their juices, add: 1 cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped
  4. -Reduce heat to medium low, cover and steam about 15-20 minutes
  5. -Reserve 1 pint of stock until after you puree the veggies. Depending on the size of your veggies, you may need less stock. Add as much as you’d like for desired thickness.
  6. -Remove from heat, add some veggies and some stock to a blender or food processor, only half full, blending hot ingredients can be dangerous so use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to hold lid, carefully pulse then puree veggies until smooth and creamy.
  7. -Repeat until all the soup is pureed -Salt and pepper to taste
  8. MEANWHILE: This can be done simultaneously with the puree: -Heat the skillet to high
  9. -Add remaining mushrooms, 1 tablespoon dry thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  10. -When mushrooms are browned and all of their liquid is dry, add to the puree. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.

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