Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

It’s National Soup Month, and I’m doing my part by making a big pot of soup as often as I can.  A sale on mushrooms at the local market came just at the right time, giving me an opportunity to try a recipe for Hungarian Mushroom Soup, just one of the many luscious recipes in The Moosewood Cookbook.  It gets its rich color and smoky taste from a good dousing of Hungarian paprika, something that we should all try to increase in our diets as it is high in antioxidants and contains more vitamin C by weight than lemon juice.

This soup is rich and hearty, so a little goes a long way. It does warm up both body and soul, something much needed during the month of January.

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 cups onions, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons fresh dill weed
1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups stock (I used homemade chicken stock)
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup sour cream (optional – I skipped it)

Sauté onions in 2 Tbsp. stock until transparent; salt lightly. Add mushrooms, 1 tsp. dill, 1/2 cup stock or water, soy sauce, and paprika. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add milk and cook, stirring frequently, over low heat until thickened, 5-8 minutes. Stir in mushroom mixture and remaining stock. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Just before serving, add salt, pepper, lemon juice, sour cream, and, if desired, extra dill (1 tsp.). Serve garnished with parsley.

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Gone-ta-pott said...

OHHH YES I'm making this! Looks beautiful!

Tracy's Living Cookbook said...

Hi Pattie! This is one of my all time favorite soups. The dill and soy sauce are just perfect additions aren't they? Actually, I love everything from the Moosewood Cookbooks - I recommend them all to everyone!!

Maureen Hayes said...

This is officially making me hungry! When I get well (notice I am trying to think positive) I want to make a big batch of this. I love mushrooms and this sounds delicious. Thanks for shain!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That looks like a very hearty and delicious mushroom soup. The paprika and dill sound wonderful!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OH, this sounds YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! We made soup today, well, hubby did. I forgot to take pics so will post it next week at FF. XO, Pinky

Unknown said...

Pattie, my hubby will love this. He LOVES any type of mushroom soup! THANK YOU! Pinning this!

Mary said...

This looks delicious Pattie! We are soup lovers so I will have to try :)

Marigene said...

Looks delicious!

~~louise~~ said...

I gave my Moosewood Cookbook to my daughter this past summer and I forgot to write down this recipe. Is it the same as the book, I just can't remember? She tells me she's going to bake some bread from the book, it sure would go perfectly with your soup.

Thanks for sharing, Pattie. I had better bookmark it. Happy Soup Month!!!