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Creamy Shiitake Soup

There’s nothing as comforting to our overworked livers quite like a mushroom soup with barley.

 

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredient List: 

1 yellow onion, diced
8-10 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced, stems removed
1-2 fresh maitake mushrooms, broken into pieces
½ cup pearl barley, rinsed well
4 cups spring or filtered water
sea salt
2 teaspoons barley miso
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal, for garnish

Step By Step Instructions: 

Place onion, shiitake mushrooms and barley in a soup pot with water and a pinch of salt.  Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to low cook for 35 minutes.  Remove a small amount of broth and dissolve miso.  Stir back into soup and simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes. Serve garnished with scallion.