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Wild Mushroom Soup With Chive Cream And Madeira

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Recipe by Barbara Figueroa


  • Soup:1 2/3 lbs onion, peeled and quartered with layers separated
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 5 cups mushroom stock
  • 5 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp (scant) thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (scant) rosemary, finely chopped
  • 5 Tbs Madeira
  • Chive Cream:3 oz silken tofu (by weight)
  • 1/4 cup mushroom stock
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 4 tsp chives, minced
  • Mushrooms:3/4 lb wild or farmed mushrooms (or a combination), weighed after trimming
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallots, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 3/4 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • Other Ingredients (per portion): Additional minced chives for garnish
  • Small Italian parsley sprigs for garnish


  • Toss onion with olive oil in a baking dish. Cover with foil. Roast at 350°F (175°C), stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until starting to soften. Remove foil and continue to roast until golden-brown and very soft.
  • Transfer onions to a saucepan with mushroom stock, balsamic vinegar, thyme, and rosemary. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Purée in a blender until smooth and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Stir in Madeira. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To make Chive Cream:Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. (If you’ve just made the soup, you can use the blender right away without washing it.) Season with salt and pepper.
  • To cook the mushrooms:Sauté mushrooms in olive oil with remaining ingredients over moderate heat until nicely browned, seasoning with salt and pepper. Using a nonstick pan will eliminate the need for excessive oil.
  • To serve, reheat soup and mushrooms if necessary. Ladle soup into heated bowls and spoon cream into the middle. Scatter mushrooms over. Sprinkle with chives and parsley sprigs for garnish.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 317
  Calories from Fat 186 (59%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(3%)Cholesterol 10mg
(36%)Sodium 869mg
(17%)Potassium 578mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(15%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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