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This is the best creamy mushroom soup ever.  Our customers told us this, we didn't make it up!!!Mushroom Bisque

If you can put your hands on some wild mushrooms, please add them to the mix.  

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Soups

  Amount      Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
   --------        ------------       --------------------------------
     1/4           cup                butter
     1/2           cup               green onion -- chopped
       1            medium       onion -- chopped
       3            lg                  potato -- chopped
       2            lg                  celery stalk -- diced
       2            lg cloves     garlic -- chopped  
       2           quarts          chicken stock
      1/4         lb                  white mushrooms -- chopped
      1/4        1b                shiitake mushrooms -- chopped
      1/4         lb                 portobello mushrooms -- chopped
      1            tsp               thyme
     1/4         cup               sherry
     1/4         tsp                black pepper
       2          tbsps            soy sauce
       1          cup               sour cream
     1/2        qt            milk
                        salt & pepper to taste

1.  In your soup pot put the  herbs, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, onions, butter  and stock.  Bring to a boil and then turn down to medium and cook  till potatoes are falling apart.

2.   Puree in small batches with blender or hand held mixer.  
Be very careful when blending hot items.  Put a towel over the cap of the blender and hold tightly so
as not to splash.    Don't fill your blender more than half full when blending hot items.

3.  Return blended mix to your soup pot.   If soup seems very thin add some potato pearls**.  At this stage the  soup should be silky and quite thick because we still have liquid to add.

2.  Add milk, cream, sherry, soy sauce, sour cream.  Whisk in thoroughly.  Bring up the  heat gently but do not bring up to a boil..
      Taste for seasonings.

3.  Add a few sauteed sliced mushrooms for texture. 

Serve with a dollop of sour cream  or cream fraiche if you like.

** Here's a trick when a soup comes out too thin.   If your soup has potatoes in it already but it's a bit thin you can add freeze dried potato pearls from the box directly into the soup.   Whisk some in and let them completely dissolve a little at a time until your soup is the consistency you want.