Mushroom and thyme soup

A rich, creamy, tasty Banting soup with a kick.
 
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Recipe from: 17 June 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 300
    g
    mushrooms of your choice, finely chopped
  • 3
    rashers back bacon, sliced and diced (optional)
  • 1
    white onion, finely chopped
  • 3
    large sticks of celery, finely sliced
  • 1
    garlic clove, sliced and diced
  • 1
    large handful of thyme – picked from the stalks
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • 500
    ml
    chicken stock (or 1 cube with 500ml water)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1
    handful finely grated pecorino
  • half a lemon
 
 

Method

 

Start by heating some olive oil in a soup pot on the stove. Add the bacon if you're using and fry until crispy. Set aside keeping all the juices in the pan.

Add the onion and celery, and turn down the heat and sweat this down for 8 minutes.

Now add the mushrooms and garlic and slowly sweat it down again for another 10 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and 3/4 of the thyme and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Blend until smooth and put back on the heat. Add the cream and 3/4 of the pecorino, squeeze in the lemon and crumble in the bacon.

Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Serve in bowls garnished with pecorino and thyme.

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