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Old 03-04-2017, 10:12 PM   #1
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Any Favorite Mushroom Barley Soup Recipes?

Got some mushrooms growing in the basement.
Figured Id make some mushroom barley soup this week.
Just curious if anyone has a favorite recipe they use.

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Old 03-05-2017, 10:57 AM   #2
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Larry, I usually just wing it. Go easy on the barley, ask me how I know. Some finely chopped onion, maybe a bit of garlic. I like a drop of sherry or port in mine. A drop or two of worchestershire or soy sauce. I usually use beef or chicken broth, though I know you're vegetarian, so mushroom or veggie broth or boullion would work as well. Stir in half and half off the heat if you like. I'll admit, I often cheat and use Campbell's COM as a base.

Mushroom wild rice soup is nice too, great "chew" to it.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:18 AM   #3
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Im usually a ' wing it ' kinda guy myself.
Best mushroom barley I ever had ( or it may have been a cream of mushroom, or mushroom chowder ) was a few years back at the Mushroom Festival in Kennetts Square PA, the self proclaimed Mushroom capital of the world.
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Love mushrooms. Dried, fresh, wild, canned. All edible mushrooms. Hen of the woods, found wild around here, is one of my favorites. Makes some righteous soup. I haven't found morels yet, but I won't stop looking.

We went to a mushroom farm in PA many years ago, I found it interesting.

I think any taste you like will be good. Play around with them. Just not too much barley!
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Keep in mind, if you store the soup, the barley will continue to eat up the broth until you have a container of barley porridge. If I ever use barley in a soup again, I'll cook it separately and add a spoon of cooked barley to the soup bowls.
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Keep in mind, if you store the soup, the barley will continue to eat up the broth until you have a container of barley porridge. If I ever use barley in a soup again, I'll cook it separately and add a spoon of cooked barley to the soup bowls.
Isn't that the truth! I do the same thing, Kay...I add the cooked barley to the bottom of the bowl and pour the soup over, and let it sit for a few.
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It would be fun to do an experiment to see exactly how much liquid cooked barley would actually absorb after a few days. I have a guess it would get at least as big as grapes.
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Any Favorite Mushroom Barley Soup Recipes?

One thing I learned is when I make barley separately, it seems that everybody like the soup better, everybody can add as much or as little barley right into their bowl.
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