Mushroom Consommé Clarified With Egg Whites

In order to make this mushroom consommé you have to start off with a rich, mushroom stock. To achieve the clear soup one then clarifies the stock using egg whites to remove any sediments and fats.

herb gnocchi and mushroom consommé
herb gnocchi and mushroom consommé
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Do you start off your new year with resolutions? With a clear idea of where you want to be in 365 days time. Or what you want to achieve? Well, I don’t. I have never made a resolution and I am not about to start now. I do however create a new mantra for the year. Something I want to remind myself of. This year it will be a life well lived. It is to honour my mother-in-law Marguerite. And it is to honour myself and remind me to live my life, and my truth. Dave and I have plans this year, like every year, to see new places. And I want to experience new things, and embrace the old. The first thing we will be celebrating is Burns’ Night. This has become a tradition in our household, and one I love maintaining.

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The only thing I need to decide on is the menu. This is always the first thing I do when planning a dinner party. And I also like to make one complicated dish for an evening with friends. For Christmas, my complicated, and challenging dish was herb gnocchi, served with mushroom consommé, pickled mushrooms and oven roasted tomatoes. I will be sharing each of these recipes with you over a course of a few weeks. Do not be intimidated by the word consommé, as it is achievable. And in my eyes, every goal we set, or resolution we make should be achievable. That way we don’t feel like we have let ourselves down! Do you make resolutions, and if so, what is yours for 2020!

Pickled Mushrooms With Mushroom Consommé
Pickled Mushrooms With Mushroom Consommé

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Mushroom Consommé

It is easier than you think to create this stunning clear consommé
Recipe Category: Soup


  • 20 g butter
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 l chicken stock
  • 300 g mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 5 mls fine salt
  • 4 egg whites


  • Place the butter into a large stock pot over a medium temperature and allow to melt
  • Once heated, add the onion and sauté until soft
  • Then add the stock, mushrooms and salt and bring to a simmer
  • Leave to simmer for 20 minutes then pass through a fine
    sieve into a clean saucepan
  • Leave to cool for 20 minutes then whisk your egg whites to soft peaks
  • Add the egg whites to the consommé and whisk together vigorously until combined
  • Place over a medium to low temperature and bring to a gentle boil - do not stir the consommé!
  • When the egg has coagulated and formed a ‘crust’ on the surface, skim it off as carefully as possible
    Egg Raft
  • Pass through a lined fine sieve, adjust the seasoning and serve straight away
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To a life well lived in 2020!

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17 thoughts on “Mushroom Consommé Clarified With Egg Whites

  1. Tandy, I’m hoping you guys had a wonderful Burns Nigh dinner party. Did you have haggis?
    I love a good consommé and your mushroom consommé looks lovely. When we next have an abundance of Chanterelles I’ll be giving this a go.
    In my humble opinion, New Years Resolutions are a waste of energy. But, I do believe that the new year should be a time to reflect and reload. For me in this new year I hope to live a kinder and fuller life.

    1. Not this year as I like to mix it up and I did not feel like making it again. I am sure you will achieve your goals for the year 🙂

  2. No resolutions here. I’m retired, so my life is great and full. I don’t understand people who can’t embrace life and live it to the fullest. Anyway, I love this consommé. I can imagine the lovely, delicate mushroom flavor.

  3. I love everything mushroom, Tandy. I don’t make resolutions, I set goals. My goals for this year are to publish one Sir Chocolate Book, A ghost and his gold which is coming along really well and participate in one anthology. I am also doing a series for work on how to do various transactions with the stock exchange.

  4. A life well lived is such a wonderful mantra Tandy! I’m not the best with New Year’s Resolutions either. But I love this mushroom recipe as I do vow to eat more healthy this year if not to loose weight. My metabolism literally hit rock bottom! But I keep reading about how good mushrooms are for you body! Thanks for sharing.

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