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!
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
|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
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
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.
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.