KVOO's Amber & Brooks have a delicious recipe for Cream Of Mushroom soup.
·4 tablespoons butter
·1 tablespoon oil
·1 large onion diced
·4 cloves garlic minced
·1 1/2 pounds fresh brown mushrooms sliced
·4 teaspoons chopped thyme divided
·1/2 cup Marsala wine (any dry red or white wine will work)
·6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
·4 cups low sodium chicken broth
·1-2 teaspoons salt
·1/2-1 teaspoons black cracked pepper
·2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbled
·1 cup heavy cream
·Chopped fresh parsley and thyme to serve
Heat butter and oil in a large pot over med-high heat until melted. Sauté onion for 2 to 3 minutes until softened. Cook garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add mushrooms and 2 teaspoons thyme, cook for 5 minutes. Pour in wine and allow to cook for 3 minutes.
Sprinkle mushrooms with flour, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add stock, mix again and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium heat, season with salt, pepper and crumbled bouillon cubes.
Cover and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, while occasionally stirring, until thickened.
Reduce heat to low, stir in cream or half and half. Allow to gently simmer (do not boil). Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
Mix in parsley and remaining thyme. Serve warm.