Friday, February 13, 2009

Late night snacking

You know how it is sometimes, you're lurking around late at night, looking in the fridge for goodies. Stokesy and I are on a late night CSI/TV fest tonight so obviously need somethig nice to sustain us. Stokesy tempted me into the kitchen with a beetroot/carrot/apple/ginger juice and between us we made the mushroom and parsley soup. Usually I'll have bread with soup but this was so filling and delicious on its own.
Here's what you need to make it: sweat 4 shallots in butter until soft, add 25g flour and cook for 1 minute. Add 250g finely chopped mushrooms, 2 tbsp parsley, lots of freshly ground black pepper and a little salt. Heat up 400ml hot chicken stock and add 400ml milk to it. Then pour the whole lot into your mushroom pot. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.