Getting the health benefits of mushrooms is easy, and with a little preparation you can take advantage of mushroom nutrition facts! Mushrooms may be cooked in a number of ways including: sauteing, grilling, baking, frying, stir-frying, and boiling. They can be enjoyed in anything from soup to sauces and even as a burger substitute. Many delicious recipes call for mushrooms, why not make this delicious creamy roasted garlic and mushroom soup:
- Olive oil
- 1 pound of mixed fresh wild mushrooms (chanterelles, girolles, portobello etc.), cleaned
- 5 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped into large pieces
- A handful of fresh thyme, leaves picked
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cups of vegtable stock, preferable organic
- a handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
Add the cooked mushrooms, onions, garlic and any juices in the baking dish to a blender or food processor. Add the walnuts, thyme and stock. Purée the ingredients and then pour them into a soup pot. Season to taste. Bring to the boil and simmer for around 20 minutes.
You can serve this soup as you like, but there are a few things to remember when finishing it off. If you have time quickly fry some nice-looking mushrooms – like girolles, chanterelles or oysters – and stir these in the soup (optional). Just before serving sprinkle some fresh parsley and a few drips of olive oil on the top.