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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mushroom Leek Bisque


Bisque is a type of rich, thick, creamy soup that has been pureed so that it has an even texture. As the name suggests, the soup has its origins in France, although the dish is prepared all over the world with a wide variety of ingredients. This (vegetarian) mushroom leek soup is blended until creamy, then enriched with half & half. Perhaps you may give it a try ...

Ingredients:
Serves 10
9g carbs per serving
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped leeks
1 tsp minced garlic
32 oz. button mushrooms
8 cups (no salt) vegetable broth
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 cup Half & Half

Directions:
1. In 6-quart pot, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add onions and leeks. Sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic, cook additional minute.
3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and reduced by one-third, about 12 minutes.
4. Stir in broth and thyme. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.
5. Allow soup to cool 15 minutes. In batches, purée soup in blender. Return to pot and stir in Half & Half. Heat through, but do not allow mixture to boil.
6. Serve in small soup bowls.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving — 92 calories
9g carbohydrates; 2g fibre; 2g saturated fat; 4g protein; 129mg sodium

For help with measurement/weight conversion please see here
Recipe from an original idea here

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All the best Jan

20 comments:

Tom said...

...I hope that it tastes better than it looks!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great, but what is half and half? Hugs, Valerie

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds warming. Unfortunately I don't care for the consistency of creamy soups. And thyme is being talked about now, especially thyme tea. Thyme I like.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi there Valerie-Jael, many thanks for your comment.
Half and half is a type of cream with a fat content between 10.5 percent and 12 percent.
It can be used in cooking, but keep in mind that it has a much lower fat content than heavy (double) cream.
You can read more about it here
https://www.thespruce.com/what-is-half-and-half-995712

One thing for which half and half happens to be good for is adding to your coffee!

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious and I enjoy a creamy soup.

Tina

RO said...

YIKES! Things I don't like - mushrooms, leeks and soup,(lol) even though I know I'm supposed to eat them for better health. If I could think of a way to substitute something else in there. (lol) Hugs... and Happy Wednesday!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have had lobster and crab bisque, never the leek. Thanks for sharing!
Have a happy day!

Lorrie said...

Oh, this looks delicious. Mushrooms and leeks are some of my favourite flavours, and soups are just the thing for these windy, rainy days.

Snowbird said...

That sounds utterly delicious. Will certainly give that a whirl!xxx

Jo said...

Interesting. I've never tried a bisque before.

handmade by amalia said...

Looks very tasty, Jan. Now that the evenings are finally chilly I like making soups and basques.
Amalia
xo

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

It sounds lovely, thicker and so more filling xx

Debbie said...

my favorite...but i never make it. the hubs does not like mushrooms!!!!

Elephant's Child said...

I prefer my soups chunky, but the flavours of this one should be good.

Carla from The River said...

We love mushrooms. Thank you for sharing!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This looks very tasty. And such simple ingredients!

George Pereira said...

i like mushroom soup. usually buy the one's that come in a packet. only have to add hot water & stir. have to try this one.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh this looks very yummy, thank you!

Magic Love Crow said...

I will have two bowls please! My favourite!

Lisa said...

Another dish perfect for the autumn.
Lisa x