*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           MUSHROOM CASHEW BISQUE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CASHEW CREME-----
      1/2   c            Raw cashews
      1/2   c             -- water
                         -----BISQUE-----
      1/3   c            Shiitake mushrooms -- dried
    6       c            Hot vegetable broth or water
    1       c            Onions -- diced
    1       c            Carrots -- diced
      1/2   c            Celery -- diced
    1       t            Olive oil
    1       t            Sesame oil
    1       t            Garlic -- minced
    4       c            Mushrooms, fresh -- chopped
    1       t            Sherry wine
    1                    Bay leaf
            pn           Black pepper
    3       tb           Soy sauce,low sodium
      1/3   c            Parsley, fresh -- finely
                         -chopped
      1/3   c            Unbleached white flour
      1/4   c            Cashew creme
    2       tb           Cashew butter
 
    To make cashew creme: Puree cashews and 1/4 cup water
   in blender or food processor.
   
    Slowly add another 1/4 cup water to make a smooth
   creme.
   
    To make bisque: Rince and soak dried mushrooms in one
   cup hot stock tomake broth. Drain and reserve liquid.
   
    Finely chop rehydrated mushrooms and set aside.
   
    Saute onions, carrots and celery in olive andsesame
   oils over medium heat until lightly browned.
   
    Add garlic, fresh and rehydrated mushrooms and 4 tbs
   reserved mushroom liquid. Continue tocook until
   mushrooms are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
   
    Add sherry, bay leaf, pepper, soy sauce, parsley,
   remaining mushroom liquid and water. Bring to a boil,
   lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
   
    Remove from heat, reserve 2 cups liquid and cool to
   room temperature.
   
    Whisk together flour and reserved liquid until smooth.
   
    Bring soup back to simmer and stir in flour mixture,
   cashew butter and cashew creme. Heat for 5 minutes or
   until slightly thickened.
   
    Per serving: 232 cal; 8 g prot; 300 mg sod; 35 g
   carb; 10 g fat; 0 mg chol; 203 mg cal
   
    From DEEANNE’s recipe files
  
 
 
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