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Recipe

Grilled Portobello Bisque

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

This fresh take on cream of mushroom soup gets deep flavor from grilled mushrooms, sun-dried tomato paste, and a dash of brandy.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium portobello caps, wiped clean with a damp towel and gills scraped out with a table knife
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tbs. sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1 cup lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 Tbs. brandy
  • Snipped fresh chives, for garnish
  • Asian chile oil, for garnish (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 250
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 160
  • Fat (g): 18
  • Saturated Fat (g): 10
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 50
  • Sodium (mg): 350
  • Carbohydrates (g): 13
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 7

Preparation

  • Prepare a medium-high (425°F to 450°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Brush the portobellos on both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the portobellos gill side up until grill marks form on one side, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to grill until  tender, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Finely chop the portobellos.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, then whisk in the broth and portobellos.
  • Purée the soup in a blender until smooth. Return to the pot, add the half-and-half and stir over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Add the brandy and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve garnished with chives and a few drops of chile oil, if you like.

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Reviews (5 reviews)

  • 123ddk | 01/17/2021

    The flavor was lovely, but the bisque was too thin and watery. I might try it again with modifications, but probably not.

  • Balls420 | 08/18/2019

    very good. the brandy seems to take an extra day to blend in . . half the amount of brandy may be enough

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