cream of mushroom soup

Ingredients For cream of mushroom soup

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 20
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    sherry
  • 3 c
    chicken stock
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3/4 c
    sherry
  • 2 Tbsp
    hazelnuts, chopped with skins removed
  • chicken-hazelnut quenelles
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How To Make cream of mushroom soup

  • 1
    To roast the hazelnuts you should place them on a sheet pan and put them in a 400 degree oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the outside skin starts to break away.
  • 2
    Rub the hazelnuts together so that the outer dark skins flake off - You do not want to toast them, you just want the skin to loosen up.
  • 3
    In a large skillet place the butter and heat it on medium high until it has melted; Add the mushrooms and saute them for 4 to 5 minutes, or until they are brown.
  • 4
    Add the 1/4 cup of sherry and deglaze the pan.
  • 5
    Add the chicken stock; Cook the ingredients on medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by 1/2.
  • 6
    In a small saucepan place the 3/4 cup of sherry; Cook it on medium high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until it is reduced by 3/4.
  • 7
    Add the reduced sherry, salt, and pepper to soup, and stir them in.
  • 8
    In each of 4 individual serving bowls place 3 of the chicken-hazelnut quenelles; Ladle the soup on top and sprinkle on the hazelnuts.

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