*  Exported from  MasterCook II  * 
  
                           Curried Mushroom Soup 
  
 Recipe By     : Kay Savik <savik001@MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU> 
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00 
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables 
  
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method 
 --------  ------------  -------------------------------- 
    2      Cups          Boiling Water 
    1      Cup           Dried Mushrooms -- (1 oz.) * see note 
                         Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray 
    2      To 3          Chopped Leeks -- (white part only) 
    2      Tablespoons   Flour 
    1      Tablespoon    Curry Powder 
    4      Cups          Skim Milk 
    1                    Chicken Boullion Cube 
    2      Cups          Portobello Mushrooms -- chopped 
    4      Cups          Shiitake Mushrooms -- chopped 
    1      Tablespoon    Dry Sherry 
    1      Tablespoon    Fresh Chervil -- chopped 
  
 * oyster, morel, porcini, you pick 
  
 Put the boiling water over the dried mushrooms in a bowl and set aside. 
  
 Preheat a heavy stockpot over medium high heat for 1 minute, then 
 spray twice with vegetable oil. Add the leeks and saute for about 3 
 minutes, stirring constantly, until translucent. Add the flour and curry 
 powder.  Stir with a wooden spoon until leeks are well coated. Add milk 
 and boullion cube.  Raise the heat heat to high and cook just until bubbles
 
 form around the edge. 
  
 Reduce heat to low, whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. 
 Stir in fresh mushrooms and cook until soup is at desired thickness. 
  
 Meanwhile, remove the reconstituted mushrooms from their soaking 
 liquid, strain, squeeze out excess moisture, and roughly chop.  Add 
 mushrooms to stockpot and cook 1 minute more. 
  
 Remove from heat, stir in the sherry and garnish with chopped chervil. 
  
 NOTES: 
  
 I have seen some interest in low fat recipies.  I tried this one from 
 “In the Kitchen with Rosie” by Rosie Daley (yes, Oprah’s personal 
 cook).  Actually, every recipie I've tried has been really good. 
  
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