Mushroom and Celeriac Soup with Furikake

Mushroom and Celeriac Soup with Furikake

Embrace winter with this dark soup, fragrant with mushrooms and herby root veg and spiced up with Furikake.

Serves 6-8
Time 20 mins prep, 40 mins cooking 
Easy

Thanks to Hattie Ellis for this recipe. We think it's a great bridge between end of year decadence and the start of a healthy new year. Hattie writes, "this dark autumnal soup is beautifully offset by a scatter of Mara’s Furikake, a seaweed-sesame seasoning with a touch of chilli." 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp Furikake
  • 350g fresh mushrooms
  • 30g dried mushrooms
  • 1 celeriac
  • 1 apple
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 100ml red or white wine (optional but good)
  • 1.5 litres vegetable or chicken stock, or water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)

 METHOD

  1. Cover the dried mushrooms with some of the stock or water. Leave to soak for 15 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, soften the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat (10-15 minutes), stirring occasionally, and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. As this cooks, chop up the fresh mushrooms and peel and chop the celeriac and apple. 
  4. Add the fresh mushrooms to the pan, turn up the heat slightly and cook until the mushrooms give out their juices, stirring occasionally (about 7-10 mins). 
  5. Add the celeriac and apple and pour in the wine, if using, bubbling it up to burn off the alcohol. 
  6. Pour in the soaked dried mushrooms with their soaking liquid and the rest of the stock or water. Cover, bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the celeriac is soft. 
  7. Whizz up with a stick blender or in a liquidiser, adding more stock or water if you want a thinner soup or are feeding more people.
  8. If you like, stir a swirl of Greek yoghurt into each serving. With or without yoghurt, finish the dish with a scatter or Mara Furikake seaweed seasoning.
Why not accompany your soup with some crusty homemade bread?

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