Artist Point: Smoky Portobello Mushroom Soup

Artist Point - Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Artist Point – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

One of the many great resort dining options is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, this is Artist Point. Featuring dishes from the Pacific Northwest, this grand dining experience will be a big hit on your trip. This two credit Disney Dining Plan option features delicious dishes like Buffalo Strip Loin and Cedar Plank Organic Salmon, you are sure to find a tasty meal! We have a recipe of one of the signature soup offerings. This is the Smoky Portobello Soup. This tasty soup captures the feel and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. Disneyfy your dinner with this delicious recipe!

Ingredients:

6 each medium Portobello mushrooms

3 each medium smoked Portobello mushrooms

1/2 cup sweet onions

1 cup chardonnay

2 quarts heavy cream

24 oz chicken broth

1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 1/4 cup white roux (equal parts of butter and flour; cook slowly over low heat)

Salt and pepper to taste

Croutons (recipe below)

Chive oil (recipe below)

Roasted shiitake mushrooms (recipe below)

chives cut for garnish

Directions:

  1. Clean the Portobellos by wiping them with a damp towel (do not wash). Remove the mushroom gills (slats on the underside of the caps).

  2. Sauté the onions lightly, to sweat.

  3. Add the unsmoked mushrooms to the onions.

  4. Add the garlic when the mushrooms are almost cooked.

  5. Add the smoked mushrooms.

6. Add the chardonnay and reduce by half.

7. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.

  1. Place in a blender or food processor in batches.

  2. Add the heavy cream slowly and continue to blend.

  3. Season to taste.

  4. Place the mixture back into the pot.

  5. Add the roux and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  6. Serve hot and garnish with croutons and roasted shiitake mushrooms, a dollop of sour cream, drizzle with chive oil and cut chives.

Smoky Portobello Soup
Smoky Portobello Soup

Smoking Portobello Mushrooms:

In a home smoker, place thick slices of portobello mushrooms on the rack and cold smoke for one hour.

Croutons:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325-350ºF

  2. Cut 6 slices of your favorite bread into 3/4″ squares (Sourdough is recommended).

  3. Toss in a bowl with 1/4 cup melted butter.

  4. Place on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Bake at 325-350ºF until golden brown.

Chive Oil

  1. Place 1 cup of light olive oil in a blender and add to that 1 cup of chives.

  2. Blend for 30 seconds and let rest for 1 hour.

  3. Strain through a fine sieve.

Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms

  1. Thinly slice 2 cups of shiitake mushrooms.

  2. Toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper.

  3. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 375ºF until crispy and golden brown.

  4. Cool and set aside.

Sour Cream:

  1. Place a little sour cream in a bowl and whip it by hand until smooth.

  2. Set aside.

Whether you’re looking for a great dining experience or a delicious way to Disneyfy your dinner, this Smoky Portobello Soup from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be a great hit!

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