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Mushroom Soup:

How does Golden Mushroom Soup differ from traditional Cream of Mushroom soup? It differs from white mushroom soup because of two key ingredients: tomatoes and beef stock. Golden mushroom soup is very easy and quick to make, and lends itself to a number of variations to suit your taste.

Creminis (are baby portobellos)

Shallots aren't as overpowering as onion. Slice three smallish shallots. 1/3 of the shallots, cook in a little olive oil until crispy, and then set them on a paper towel. ( The shallot looks rather like a small, elongated onion with copper, reddish, or gray skin. Once you peel it, it divides into cloves like garlic)

In a pot, add a little olive oil and a pat or two of unsalted butter. Add the mushrooms (chopped or sliced) and simmer for a few minutes-- until slightly golden brown. Remove the cooked mushrooms into a bowl, and set it aside.

In the same pot, add a little more olive oil (just enough to coat the pan) and simmer the additional shallots until just tender. Add fresh, chopped garlic. Simmer a few more minutes. Next, Add some dried thyme, a little kosher salt & pepper and then about 2 tablespoons of flour-- cook for about a minute.

Add some tomato paste (about 1 Tbsp.), and some Golden Sherry, and a splash of the chicken stock. Stir till well mixed in.  Add the last of the chicken stock (32 oz total). You could use a mushroom or vegetable stock, if you want to go completely vegetarian.

Taste the soup for seasoning, simmer for about 10 minutes.

Puree additional mushrooms to leave small chunks. If you want it super creamy, that's okay too. Now, add some heavy cream. I didn't measure, but I'd guess I added 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1/4 cup of half and half.

This is a recipe to make the "Golden Mushroom Soup". Check out this link to create your own, homemade "CREAM of Mushroom Soup". This site also includes a cost breakdown to compare the cost of buying canned vs making your own. You will be surprised!