Tarragon and Mushroom Soup

Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste.Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. I remember the first time I made mushroom soup was after I got married. I followed a recipe that consisted of sliced white mushrooms, flour to thicken and then stock and milk. It was nice, and for many years I made the same recipe. Then the shops started stocking chestnut mushrooms and I began a love affair with tarragon....something had to change! This recipe is extremely simple and the soup is ready in 15 minutes with no flour in sight, (you don't need the croutons and bread!) Chop onion and garlic and fry over a low heat until softened but not coloured. Add in chopped mushrooms and stir until they release their juices and are soft. Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste. Add some beef stock and bring to a simmer. You could use vegetable stock and some mushroom ketchup for vegetarians. This brings out the meaty taste of the mushrooms and gives an added richness. Meanwhile fry a few sliced mushrooms for garnish and some cubes of bread if liked. Blitz the soup in a blender or with a stick blender and then return to the pan with some chopped tarragon. Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste. Bring back to a simmer and serve with a drizzle of cream, fried mushroom slices, croutons and plenty of crusty bread. Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste. This is my favourite vegetable soup, what's yours?
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Tarragon and Mushroom Soup
Chestnut mushrooms, onions, garlic and tarragon make a delicious soup in under 15 minutes, perfect for entertaining.
Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste.
Course Starter
Cuisine French
Cook Time 15
Servings
Ingredients
Soup
Garnish
Course Starter
Cuisine French
Cook Time 15
Servings
Ingredients
Soup
Garnish
Tarragon and Mushroom Soup. This is a simple soup, ready in 15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients but is packed full of taste.
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the garlic and onion on a low heat until softened.
  2. Add the mushrooms and stir constantly until soft. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer with the pepper. Add salt if necessary.
  3. Blitz the soup until smooth then return to the pan with the tarragon and bring to a simmer.
  4. Serve with a swirl of cream, a few fried mushrooms and croutons if liked.
Recipe Notes

This makes 2 very generous portions.

Make the dish vegetarian by using vegetable stock and enriching with a few slugs of mushroom ketchup.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Can you post some soup over! Chopping and me with one hand – well people won’t allow me near knives or kettles at the moment.

    1. Amanda says:

      Sorry for the delay! Hope your hand is better soon. Good excuse for a rest.

  2. Karen says:

    Love tarragon and would never have thought of adding it to mushroom soup. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Amanda says:

      Tarragon has got to be my favourite herb and I have to have it with chicken. It’s strange how it goes so well with the earthy flavour of chestnut mushrooms but it really does compliment the taste. My sons still can’t stand mushrooms though!

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