Mushroom-Leek Soup with Brie Crouton

1/4 cup butter
3 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced
1/4 cup onion,sliced
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons dry Sherry
4 green onions, sliced

12 1/4-inch-thick slices French-bread baguette
1/2 pound Brie, frozen, rind removed, cheese cut into
1/4-inch-thick slices

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks, onion and all mushrooms; saute 8 minutes. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually mix in stock. Bring to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add cream and Sherry and simmer 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in green onions.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 10 minutes. Cool. Top croutons with cheese slices.

Preheat broiler. Place 6 ovenproof bowls on baking sheet. Bring soup to simmer; ladle into bowls. Top each with 2 croutons. Broil until cheese is completely melted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

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OYSTER Mushrooms
  • Excellent source of Niacin, an essential nutrient
  • Good source of Riboflavin, which aids metabolism

Oysters are an excellent compliment to fish and chicken dishes. Sauté with garlic or onions to bring out flavor, combine with crimini or shiitakes, or roast, broil or grill them for variety.