This Autumn Mushroom Soup has the earthy pleasant flavor of porcini mushrooms.
We came back to Ireland last week. Summer is over and so the heat…
I enjoyed all the sunshine, the light, the long time spent outdoor, the cold juices, the frozen ice-pops and the Italian ice creams.
Now I am ready to appreciate the warmth of the fire, the cup of tea wrapped in a blanket and a earthy honest autumn soup!
It’s true, you could actually make this mushroom soup all year round, because closed cups mushrooms are cultivated and sold all year round, and the porcini I use are dry. But it tastes much better in Autumn and Winter.
Besides, I like to call this soup Autumn Mushroom Soup because wild mushrooms are in season now! Autumn walks in the wood are about colorful cracking leaves under your feet and distinct mushroom smell in the air.
On the day we left Italy my dad bought some fresh porcini that he cooked to dress a pasta. It was a present for me, as here in Ireland they are hard to find fresh. But it was also a sign that autumn was starting.
(a childhood memory comes to my mind, in the first year of primary school, in September, the teacher teaching us the autumn fruits and veg. We drew a fig, a parsimon, a grape, a pear, a chestnut, a pumpkin or butternut squash and…a mushroom!)
Ingredients for Autumn Mushroom Soup
- 800 gr fresh closed cups mushrooms
- Two handful of dry porcini mushroom
- 1 litre water
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- Extra virgin olive oil
How to Make the Autumn Mushroom Soup
Bring the water to the boil.
Place the dry porcini in a bowl and fill it with hot water in order to re-hydrate them.
Chop the onion the garlic and the fresh mushrooms.
Heat some oil in a pot.
Add the onion garlic and mushroom.
After few minutes add the porcini chopped and the hot water remained.
Let it simmer for 20 min.
Adjust with salt and pepper if you like.
Make it creamy with a blender.
Enjoy with some freshly chopped parsley.
NOTE: this soup is very thick, if you prefer a more fluid soup boil more water and add it to the mushrooms.