Mushroom velouté


Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
101,7264.2/5 for 14 ratings
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Last modified on: February 9th 2012

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
45 min.10 min.55 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Mushroom velouté : Photo of step #1
Peel and chop 400 g mushrooms.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Peel, wash and cut into small pieces around 100 g potatoes.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Mushroom velouté : Photo of step #3
Prepare 1 shallot, and chop finely.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Melt 30 g butter in a large saucepan on medium heat, then add the shallot. Salt, pepper and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Add the mushrooms and potato and stir well.

Cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Pour in 1 litre water, salt again and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Mix 2 tablespoons cornflour with 2 tablespoons of water.

Turn down the heat and blend thoroughly. Add the cornflour at the end while still blending.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Finish by adding 150 ml cream and blend briefly to mix well. Check seasoning.

Remarks

It's easiest to use cultivated button mushrooms (that the French call champignons de Paris), even tinned mushrooms, but if you can, use freshly-gathered wild mushrooms, as the flavour will be so much better.

You can also add a handful of dried mushrooms (morels, chanterelles, etc.), simply rinsed. Again this willl improve the flavour, making it not only stronger, but woody.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
544 Kcal or 2,278 Kj17 gr60 gr26 gr
27 %7 %6 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
34 Kcal or 142 Kj1 gr4 gr2 gr
2 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
91 Kcal or 381 Kj3 gr10 gr4 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian Meringue, Mustard baps, Leek and potato soup, Spaghetti Bolognese, Stewed apricots, ... All
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