Mushroom and Brie Soup
- Chaps Seasoning Blend:
- 2 parts kosher salt
- 2 parts granulated garlic
- 1 part dry whole thyme
- 1 part paprika
- 1/2 part ground black pepper
- 2 cups butter
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1/2 cup chopped garlic
- 3 pounds mushrooms, sliced
- 3 tablespoons Chaps seasoning blend
- 2 cups red wine
- 3 cups fresh chicken stock
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups half-and-half
- 2 cups shredded Brie cheese
- 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine all of the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
Melt the butter in soup pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are soft and reduced in size. Add the Chaps seasoning blend and stir. Deglaze the pot with 1 cup red wine and let it come to a boil. Add the chicken stock, heavy cream, and half-and-half. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before adding it to a blender.
Carefully pour the mushroom mixture into a blender. Blend until the mushrooms are all consistently chopped into small pieces. Add the mixture to the soup pot and bring it up to a simmer. Slowly stir in the cheeses while mixing with a whip or whisk. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Ladle the soup into bowls and enjoy!
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Celeste Shaw, owner of Chaps in Spokane, WA