I made something delicious.
It wasn’t even hard.
I don’t even like soup.
And this hit the spot.
It is hot and creamy and saturated with flavor.
Make it and love it yourself.
Creamy, Delicious Mushroom Bisque
Recipe: Makes 2 servings
1 can beef broth (make sure there is no MSG!)
2 tbsp real butter
½ cup milk
½ cup half half
2 button mushrooms, chopped
3 shiitake mushrooms, chopped
2 handfuls cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/3 yellow onion, finely chopped
shake of salt
optional – a pinch of cream of tartar (for color retention) and pinch guar gum (for extra thickness)
Place a large pot on the stove on medium heat and add the butter. Once it is melted, add the chopped onion, shallot, and mushrooms. Let them cook until soft and lightly browned. Add the beef broth, place the lid on the pot, and bring to a light boil. Let cook for 20-30 minutes. Remove the broth from heat and let cool for a minute or two. Pour into a blender and blend for just a few seconds, or more if you do not want any mushroom chunks. Pour back into the pot and add the milk and cream and salt. Serve immediately! Can be stored in the fridge for a couple days.
Mushrooms * a great source of niacin, potassium, and selenium!
Onions * contain the antioxidants phenolics and flavonoids, which are anti aging because they rid the body of free radicals. You have probably heard that a thousand times and may be wondering what exactly that means. Basically, a free radical is 1 single free electron (a negatively charged atom) that is flying around and can damage cellular DNA. Normally, electrons are in pairs and are trapped in molecular orbitals (kind of like a ring around a planet). This cellular damage is what can later lead to cancer over the course of a lifetime. A study by Dr. Liu showed that pungent and Western yellow onions protected the most against colon cancer, while pungent yellow, Western yellow, and shallots protected the most against liver cancer.
Butter * good for the soul.
I enjoyed this soup for dinner with chicken and a roll, I had it for breakfast the next morning by dipping a whole wheat bagel into it, and I used it as a sauce topping for chicken at lunch!