Make this tasty soup with a good quality beef or chicken stock or make your own homemade broth with these recipes, found right here on the Colavita site. Keep these broths in your freezer for homemade soup, in a snap.
1/4 cup dried mushrooms, preferably boletus 1 cup hot water 2 tablespoons COLAVITA Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 small onion, peeled and diced fine 3/4 pound button mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and sliced thin 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 cups meat or chicken broth 1/2 cups strained tomatoes (see Note) or tomato puree 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves 1/4 cup coarsely chopped celery leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place the dried mushrooms in a small heatproof bowl; pour the hot water over and allow to stand 10 minutes. Line a sieve with a double thickness of cheesecloth or paper towels; set over a bowl and drain the mushrooms, reserving the liquid. Rinse the mushrooms under cold running water to remove all sand and grit. Chop fine.
Heat the oil in a heavy 4 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring until light golden; about 10 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms (button and chopped) and saute, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms have rendered their liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir in the wine, simmer 2 minutes. Add the broth, reserved mushroom water, tomatoes, parsley, celery and salt and pepper to taste; simmer 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings prior to serving. Per Serving: 178 Calories (35.7% from fat); 7g Fat (1g Sat, 5g Mono, 1g Poly); 9g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 346mg Sodium. Food Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 4 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.
Note: Strained tomatoes, such as the Italian brand Pomi, are packed European-style in soft boxes. They have a fresh, rich tomato flavor without any unusual aftertaste. They may be found in most supermarkets.