Chef Gordon Ramsey is quite a personality, and just like he has tons of fans, many people don’t love his irritable character.
What no one can’t deny is that the world’s angriest chef knows how to cook! And amongst his most famous successes, you’ll find the mushroom soup.
This uncomplicated, still sophisticated recipe is quite a treat, and you can make it at home. Trust me, you’ll feel just like a TV chef putting together this soup, and your friends will absolutely fall for it.
The most important ingredient here is the mushrooms, of course, so don’t go buying the canned stuff. You need fresh mushrooms, finely sliced for the full effect.
You’ll also need the usual suspects, garlic, onions, some olive oil, dried herbs (thyme, to be precise), all-purpose flour, salt and pepper.
Cream cheese and chicken stock make the base for the soup, so they matter, too, and a splash of dry white wine makes the soup taste like something out of Ramsay’s kitchen!
Soups are so underrated these days, everyone just wants to skip them and head straight to the main course, but soups are great — they’re a statement: that you care!
Make this soup for special dinners with your significant other, for your parents or an old friend. Make this beautiful soup to turn any reunion into a magical, memorable occasion!
Dice the onion finely, mince the garlic, slice the mushrooms and cut the cream cheese into small cubes. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix the flour, thyme and chicken stock with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, pour some olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic until fragrant and translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook until any excess water is evaporated.
Add the cream cheese and stir to get a uniform, creamy texture.
Stir in the flour mixture and chicken stock mixture. Stir to incorporate.
Bring the soup to a boil and lower the flame to low. Pour in the wine and reduce to the desired thickness.
Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Enjoy hot or warm and serve with artisan bread for the best results.
Optionally drizzle truffle oil into each soup bowl.