Hungarian Mushroom Soup

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on a soup kick! Even though I don’t even need a sweater most days here in the East Bay, I realize the rest of the country is in the deep freeze. This recipe is just what the doctor ordered. I was in the mood do something different… and also had the hankering for something with mushrooms. I thought maybe traditional cream of mushroom soup would be nice… but in my research, came across a recipe for Hungarian Mushroom Soup instead. I was game… and now, I am in love!

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Ingredients

4 TBSP Butter

2 cups onion, chopped

1lb. mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp. dill weed

1 TBSP paprika

1 TBSP soy sauce

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup milk

3 TBSP flour

1 tsp salt

black pepper

2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat, saute onion for about 5 minutes, then add mushroom and saute for another 5 minutes. Stir in dill, paprika, soy sauce, and broth. Reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk milk and flour. Slowly pour mixture into soup, stirring. Cover, and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.

Stir in salt, pepper, lemon juice, parsley, and sour cream. Cook for another 3-5 minutes to heat through, but do not bring to a boil. Serve.

Thoughts

This soup was even better than I could have imagined. It was so delicious that I can’t wait to make it again. If you are serving your entire family, I highly recommend making a double batch. If you eat soup the way I eat soup, you will not have enough to serve a family of four.

I would also highly recommend using a quality paprika, whole milk, and fresh parsley… do not skimp of the fresh parsley and try using dried… the fresh parsley truly makes this dish.

Yes, I am sure you can reduce the fat content on this recipe by cutting down the butter, using a healthier stock, using fat free milk, and sour cream… and if you must, you must… but I am telling you… it is delicious as can be, as is… and if you can hold back from eating the whole pot at once… what’s the bid deal? ;)

Let me know if you try it. I would love to hear your thoughts.

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