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Garlic Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

Serves 10


  • 1/4 lb garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 2 qts heavy cream
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 qt water
  • 6 oz butter
  • 1 lb Shiitake mushrooms, sliced thin, reserve stems


1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.
2. Add the onions, shallots, garlic, Shiitake stems, white mushrooms, and saute for about 1 hour.
3. Add the brandy and let boil for 30 seconds then add 1/2 the water and bring to a simmer.
4. Add the heavy cream slowly, stirring it in. The total temperature should not be reduced much.
5. Simmer for about 20 minutes, adjust consistency.
6. Strain, season, and add Shiitake mushrooms.
7. Season again and serve.


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Main Ingredient:Mushroom
Course:First Course
Special Diet:Vegetarian

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