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Pumpkin And Porcini Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried porcini mushrooms 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broken pieces to make about 3/4 ounce
  Dried porcini mushroom pieces 3⁄4 Ounce (About 1/2 Cup Broken Pieces)
  Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onions 2 Large, minced to make about 3 cups
  Onions 2 Large, minced to make about 3 cup
  Vegetable oil/Olive oil / butter 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Chopped fresh mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fresh thyme/1/2 teaspoon dried 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh sage/2 teaspoons dried 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Dry sherry/Marsala 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Unsweetened apple juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsweetened apple juice/2 cups vegetable stock 1 Cup (16 tbs), mixed with 1 cup water
  Canned cooked pumpkin 29 Ounce, pureed (4 Cup)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pureed cooked pumpkin 29 Ounce (4 Cups)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Half and half 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

Break up any large pieces of porcini.
Place the porcini in a heatproof bowl, cover with the boiling water, and set aside to soak.
In a soup pot on medium heat, saute the onions in the oil for 5 to 10 minutes, until softened.
Add the garlic, fresh mushrooms, thyme, and sage, and saute until the mushrooms are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in the nutmeg, Marsala or sherry, and soy sauce.
Add the apple juice and water, or vegetable stock, and heat almost to a boil.
Stir in the pumpkin.
Remove the porcini from the soaking water with a slotted spoon and add them to the soup.
Pour the soaking water through a coffee filter or a paper towel into another bowl to remove any grit, and add it to the soup.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If you prefer a creamier soup, add the milk or half-and-half.
Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Mushroom
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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