Friday, January 7, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Mushroom Soup

Photo by Matt Korahais.
So far, my foray into Around My French Table has been almost uniformly successful (we'll see how I feel when we get to the smoked fish), but this book really shines in the soup chapter. This week's soup, a rich mushroom, was perfect both for eating and for adding to other sauces. I made it even richer by adding Marsala instead of the white wine called for. While I ran out of mushrooms before making the little raw mushroom salad garnish Dorie recommends, it didn't much signify because I hadn't pureed most of the soup (house preference is chewy things in broth, rather than uniform mush). We're still eating it, and it's perfect for a snowy Friday, especially one when Matt's flying away to Paris and I'll be left alone at the end of the night. Still, we're so lucky, and this year is starting out very, very well. Lisbon in two weeks, and for now, there's mushroom soup.

12 comments:

Sis. Boom. said...

Its even better the next day, right?

chayacomfycook said...

Yours looks fantastic.

Steph said...

Great job!! I went for a sweeter wine too! Love it

weekendviands said...

I really liked this one too. I considered Marsala, but rule-follower that I am, obediently poured the white wine. Hard to go wrong either way.
Marie

weekendviands said...

I really liked this one too. I considered Marsala, but rule-follower that I am, obediently poured the white wine. Hard to go wrong either way.
Marie

Kathy said...

I loved this recipe..my husband not so much. Yours looks great.

evil cake lady said...

I'm making a note to try Marsala next time. Great post!

Lizzy said...

Your adaptations sound great...what a wonderful soup. Enjoy your time in Lisbon!

Steph said...

I used marsala too and thought it was great. Too bad you're not off to Paris...but Lisbon should be good. Have fun!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Yummy soup- the marsala in yours sounds delicious! Too bad you can't go too!

Candy said...

Love your ideas. Marsala... Mmmm sounds yummy. Your soup looks fantastic.

peaseporridgepdx said...

I agree. I love the soups!