Mushroom Barley Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Sherries1970

We made this soup in culinary school. I happen to think it's awesome and very easy to make. This is a good soup to make on a cold winter day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a stock pot add clarified butter and flour.
  2. Combine to make a"wet sand" consistency and let cook on medium low for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. The color of the mixture should be a blonde color--creamy with a very light tan shade.
  4. Add chicken stock and stir to combine.
  5. Continue stirring until mixture becomes thick and coats the back of a spoon well (about 20 minutes).
  6. Add mushroom pieces and heavy cream.
  7. Let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. In a saucepan combine crimini mushrooms, onions, carrots and celery with 2 T butter.
  9. Saute until the moisture is released from the mushrooms and they start to shrink slightly.
  10. Strain and add mushroom mixture to the stock mixture.
  11. Add cooked barley and chicken base/boullion cube and stir.
  12. Let simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  13. Add the additional cup of heavy cream as needed and stir.

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