Turkey Wild Rice Cream Soup with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Makes 3 qts to serve 6-8
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Parched wild rice, Turkey
25gramsblack trumpet mushroomsabout a heaping cup of dried mushrooms
2ribs4 oz celery, ½ inch dice
3cups12 oz mixed parsnips, celery root and carrots, ½ inch dice
14 oz medium yellow onion, ½ inch dice
Scant ¾ cup parched wild rice
8cupsturkey stock from a turkey carcass
2cupscooked turkey meatfrom the carcass roughly chopped
4strips (~4 oz) baconsliced thin
½cupall purpose flour or equivalent
1/2-1cupheavy cream To your taste. Don't be afraid of full-fat dairy!
Kosher saltto taste
2dried bay leaves
Bring the wild rice to a simmer with 1.5 cups water, then turn the heat to low and cook until tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Cover the rice and set aside.
Soak the dried black trumpets in 3 cups of stock for 15 minutes, then agitate well to remove grit, remove the trumpets, strain the liquid and reserve.
Very roughly chop the black trumpets—you still want to be able to chew them. In a gallon sized soup pot, render the bacon crisp until it’s given up it’s fat, then add the butter, onion and leek and cook on low heat 10 minutes.
Add the remaining vegetables and cook a few minutes more. Add the sherry and cook off for a minute. Add the flour and stir to coat, carefully stirring to saturate the flour, then add the stock, black trumpets, thyme and bay leaves, bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook on the lowest heat possible for 20 minutes.
Add the cooked wild rice, turkey and cream, cook for a minute or two more just to heat through, then double check the seasoning, adjust as needed, and serve. The soup is better the second day.
I make this with leftover turkey broth, which means it's seasoned pretty well already. If you use a different stock that's unseasoned, you'll want to season this well with salt as you cook, until it tastes good to you. If you really want to drive the mushrooms home, up them to 35 grams, or 1.5 cups dried crumbled mushrooms