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Truffle-mushroom soup Recipe

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This recipe for Truffle-mushroom soup, by , is from Gianni V's Stolen Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

From Tru Restaurant, Chicago, "Restaurant Favorites at Home" (Gianni V.)
Added: Sunday, March 19, 2006


4 T unsalted butter
1 celery rib, shopped fine
1 medium onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. Portobello mushroom caps, chopped fine
8 cups chicken stock
1/2 oz. dried porcini
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs fresh thyme (1 T dried)
1/4 oz fresh black truffles, chopped fine (optional)
3 T white truffle oil (don't scrimp here. Buy the good stuff that is
made of olive oil and white truffles only.)
2 T olive oil
1 cup heavy cream

Soak dried porcini in just enough warm water to cover for about
30 minutes. Rinse off. Sift the water through a coffee filter and

Chop the portobellos very fine using a mezzaluna. Chop the
other vegetables.

Melt the butter in the pot over medium heat until the foaming

Add the celery, onion and 1/2 tsp. salt. Saute until softened,
about 10 minutes.

Stir in 2 T. garlic and saute about 30 seconds.

Add portobellos and heat about 1 minutes.

Cook covered over mdium-low heat for about 20 minutes until
all juices are released.

Add stock, dried porcini and water and bay leaves. Simmer
uncovered 30 minutes.

In a separate pan, saute half tsp. of truffles, 2 garlic cloves and
thyme in one tsp of the white truffle oil and 2 tsp. olive oil for 2-3

Using a food processor, puree the soup in batches until
smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. It is
best to use the back of a ladle for this maneuver. Clean pot and
add the strained soup.

Add cream and seasoned oil without the thyme leaves.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat and serve in small cups. Drizzle with the white truffle oil
and sprinkle chopped truffles.

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3 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This makes a great meal all by itself with some good bread.




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