Mushroom Barley Soup

Recipe by Ravenseyes
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • Chunk chop your fresh button mushrooms.
  • In a food processor place your dried mushrooms and pulse until you acquire a small chop look - make sure to sweep up all the powder that has come up the sides of the processor - place in a bowl cover with 2 cups boiling water allow 30 minutes for mushrooms to absorb water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place a small plate on top to push down the mushrooms.
  • In a medium pot add 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil - come to medium high heat - add onions, garlic, celery, carrot and sweat for 5 to 10 minutes add button mushrooms and brown slightly.
  • Add your soaking mushrooms, water and all. Add barley cover with vegetable stock, add bay leaf and thyme. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hours Check for fluid levels - if it appears you need more fluids add a cup of water. Season with salt and pepper to your taste (I use kosher salt and 1 tsp fresh ground pepper).
  • Stir occasionally and add wine cook for 10 minutes after adding wine. Serve with a nice side salad - thick slice of bread and a glass of the red wine -- Enjoy.