This is a quick and easy soup recipe that is great for the colder months of the year because it really warms you up. I hit the jackpot when I threw together some ingredients from the pantry that were about to go off and tried my hand at making mushroom soup without a recipe! It's very simple but delicious!
Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a medium stock pot until hot then add the onions.
Saute the onions over medium heat until they begin to turn clear, then add the minced garlic, and continue to saute until aromatic.
Add the mushrooms with the remaining oil to the pot and reduce temperature to low-medium, toss the mushrooms briefly then put the lid on the pot and steam for 2 minutes.
Remove the lid and turn the heat back up to medium, and toss the mushrooms until they have softened, then add the parsley.
Stir through the parsley, salt, and pepper, then add the chopped potatoes.
Add the stock and turn the heat up to medium-high, bringing the soup to the boil.
Allow soup to simmer, stirring occasionally, with the lid half on (not fully covered) until the potatoes are soft (approx 20mins), then remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Using a blender, blend the soup until it is smooth. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to do this in batches.
Once blended, return the soup to the stove over medium heat, stirring frequently, until heated through. Serve with light rye bread and ENJOY!
This is also a delicious recipe to have with chicken. For the quantities above lightly fry 500g chicken breast in the same stock pot while blending the soup. When cooked through and soup is blended, return soup to the same pot to combine with chicken. This is then ready to serve.