Who isn’t a sucker for good soup broth, even more so if its easy to make.
Recently, I stumbled upon a rich and flavorful “just add water” meal that holds the trifecta of attributes!
- EASY TO PREPARE…just add water
- PACKED WITH MEDICINAL PROPERTIES/HIGHLY NUTRITIONAL…heath and wellness
- EXTENDED SHELF LIFE…keeps for many seasons
You could dress this recipe up by adding meat and vegetables if you want but believe me when I say its not needed.
Turkey Tail Soup Mix (DRY)
This recipe will be for 1qt of soup broth/ 2 adult servings
4-6oz of Dried Mushrooms– I prefer Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor) and Young Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis Betulina) both highly medicinal and robust when simmered for long periods of time. I choose to use these shrooms as I can get double boil/servings from them. I just strain and drink the broth- 4-6oz by volume in terms of dried sliced mushrooms is roughly 3/4 cup.
I like to collect these mushrooms when they are pliable/leathery. They are easier to cut and or slice into small pieces to dry in this stage. You can use both dry or fresh for this recipe. Use dry if you plan on storing the mix and if you want to make the broth immediately use fresh. Fresh is always better!
4c COLD water– It takes longer to bring to a boil and helps soften up the shrooms to get the most out of them.
1/2 tsp Sea salt or pink Himalayan salt- or no salt at all…depending on your health restrictions.
3 finger pinch dried chopped onions- a 3 finger pinch is very close to 1/2tsp btw!
3 finger pinch dried chopped chives
2 finger pinch of rosemary
2 finger pinch of paprika
2 finger pinch or 2 twists of fresh cracked black pepper
Combine above ingredients and bring to a rapid boil.
Cover with a lid and reduce heat to a slow simmer for 10-12 min.
Pull from heat/strain and drink when ready!
***Using the same strained mushrooms/mix, you can easily add 4 more cups to this and repeat the process. It will not be as intense of a flavor but very good non the less and you will get the absolute most from the mushrooms at this point-
Next time you pass by a birch tree or see interesting fungi on a log, take notice, do your research and take advantage of some of the best tasting medicine the woods has to offer!