Cream of Maitake Mushroom Soup recipe

Cream of Maitake Mushroom Soup recipe
Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 5 minutes
Meal type Soup
Allergy list Milk
Misc Serve Hot
Description This delicious edible mushroom is known by its Japanese name "Maitake", which means "dancing mushroom". This rich, creamy full bodied soup is a complete meal in itself!
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Step 1

Hen of the woods mushrooms dried.

Thoroughly clean the hen of the woods.

Dry and then break apart into small pieces.

Step 2

Place a heavy soup pot over a medium high heat, then add the olive oil and butter.

Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and onion.

Sauté for about three to five minutes, and then add the hen of the woods to the pot, as well as the salt and pepper.

Stir and cook over a medium to high heat for about 10 minutes.

Add the carrots and potatoes and sauté for another five minutes or so, stirring often.

Step 3

Add the stock, bay leaves, thyme, and sage to the pot and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the bay leaves and cool down the soup slightly.

Add to blender in small batches and puree until smooth.

Add back into the soup pot, add the wine and lemon juice and simmer for another five minutes.

At this point the soup can be refrigerated and warmed for later use. Or, if you plan to serve immediately stir in the cream and salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with your favorite herbs, and serve hot!

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