Winexpert Burlington Wine Recipes:
Wild mushroom and Leek Soup with White Wine
Fall is a beautiful season at Winexpert Burlington!
This creamy and delicately flavoured mushroom soup is easy to make... You will never want to buy another canned cream of mushroom soup, especially when it's made with your own DIY wine!
We recommend using a combination of mushrooms - cremini, portobello, and even some of the dried wild mushrooms that many supermarkets have. You can also choose to make it without the half-and-half cream suggested and instead adding a bit of 1% milk or even almond milk for a nuttier flavour.
4 Tbsp. butter
1 Cup of washed and sliced leeks (both tops and white bottoms)
1-1/2 lb. mushrooms (sliced) or a combination of fresh and dried
3 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 Cup your Winexpert Burlington white wine
3 Tbsp. flour
1 Cup half-and-half or 1 Cup of milk/almond milk
1 tsp. of salt (depending upon the saltiness of the broth)
1/2 tsp. of fresh ground pepper
Here's how to make it in a jiffy:
In a large pan, melt the butter on medium, then sauté the leeks for about 4 minutes or until they are soft and tender.
Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes or so until they are soft... but do not overcook otherwise they can become tough and too dry.
Add the flour and mix for another minute until well combined.
Add the chicken or vegetable broth, then the white wine, and combine well. Bring to a medium soft-rolling boil until it thickens up - about a minute or so.
Reduce the heat to low, add the cream or milk and warm up, mixing thoroughly. At this point, if what you're looking for is a creamier and smoother soup, then use an immersion blender and whip all ingredients until smooth. You can also use a blender carefully, remember the soup is hot so don't get burned and cover blender lid with a hand towel!
Return to pan to reheat. If using salt-reduced broth, check seasoning and adjust to taste.
Enjoy with a slice of crostini or toast... Cheers!
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