RECIPE: Looking for Mushroom Soup Recipe without milk or cream.
I was in a restaurant and had the MOST WONDERFUL mushroom soup. In fact, I spent the entire 'eating experience' trying to figure out what was in the soup. It did not taste like a 'cream' of mushroom soup, so if there was any milk or cream in it, it was a very small amount. I definitely picked up the flavor of a good chicken stock. But what was so wonderful was that the soup was absolutely infused with the flavor of mushrooms -- hard to describe -- but it just screamed "mushrooms". It was slightly thickened, but no more than that. Otherwise, it was fairly thin in consistency, sort of like a thick consommÃ©, which is why I'm thinking it was built on chicken stock, with perhaps pureed mushrooms for flavor, and perhaps something else to heighten that flavor and to slightly thicken it a bit more. I have read that you can dry mushrooms, and then use a food processor to pulverize them to a powder and use that as a flavor rub or to thicken liquids, and I'm wondering if perhaps that's what they did here. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I'd be so grateful, as I'm determined to recreate this wonder. (And yes, I did ask for the recipe, but was told they don't give them out!) MacThayer