General Store Mushroom Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This was given to me by the owner of The General Store in Eden, Utah. It's a quaint little place that sells antiques and old fashioned candy, serves breakfast and lunch. DH only ate this once but has been raving about it ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. *Use any mixed variety of mushrooms. Separate stems and slice the caps.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  3. Add mushroom stems plus a few caps and sweat for five minutes until tender and releasing juice.
  4. Add water and wine, boil and reduce heat, partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain liquid through a fine sieve, reserve eight cups of liquid; set aside. Discard stems.
  6. Place pot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and add onion, celery, carrots, and sweat for 5 minutes until tender.
  7. Add thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper; stir to coat vegetables.
  8. Add sliced mushroom caps and saute for 5 minutes until tender and releasing juices.
  9. Add reserved mushroom stock and pearl barley.
  10. Boil then reduce heat and simmer one hour until barley is tender.
  11. Remove from heat, add parsley, vinegar and garlic.
  12. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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