I was in mood for a mushroom soup with no grains, and so I came up with this recipe. To photograph it for a post, I put in a red china bowl. This prompted my daughter to eat it; she insisted on eating it in the red china bowl. You see, presentation does count!
- 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms
- 8 oz. baby bell mushrooms
- 1 leek
- 1 zucchini (or substitute other greens, such as bits of kale or collards)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. mirin (rice wine – or substitute 1 tsp. dry wine)
- 1 tsp. miso
- chopped scallions
- 1 tsp. sea salt
How to Make the Soup
Saute the chopped onion in a bit of olive oil. Slit the leek in half; wash out any particles inside the leek. Cut in half and put in with the onion. Chop the zucchini and put it in with the onion. Add chopped mushrooms. Cover with water and add at least 1 cup more water. Cook until all is tender. Add sea salt and wine. Add miso at the end. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.
30 thoughts on “Shiitake Mushroom Soup in Red Bowl”
Sounds delicious. I should try it, I rarely make clear soups these days, I seem to have fallen out of the habit.
Great idea to combine a full recipe with RT. Thanks for sharing both the photos and such a yummy looking recipe.
Thanks. I was going to post in on Thursday, and then I thought, why rush through writing it if it has a red-trimmed bowl? Works great for Ruby Tuesday.
One of my favorites!!!! A good piece of toasted garlic bread and what a meal! Yum.
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yes, this would go nicely with toasted garlic bread.
Nice soup, the freshness and earthiness combine well in this broth. Vegetable add a satisfying texture, the mushrooms are divine. Lovely presentation, too. We do so often eat with our eyes, this looks delicious…
Ah yes, presentation is everything! I say that sometimes (jokingly) to Ralph when I give him a plate that doesn’t look that great, even though the food is yummy. 😉
I like what you wrote as captions on your daughter’s photos.. very cute series of pix.
I love mushrooms. Ralph and I should try this. What is miso? I’ve had miso soup at a Japanese restaurant a few times.
Miso is a tasty fermented soy paste. You can get it in a health food store.
It is very kind of you to share the recipe. Everyone that likes mushrooms will thank you. 🙂
Your daughter does look like she enjoyed the soup. Thanks for sharing.
This is making me WAY too hungry – I’m gonna go cook some chicken and rice and veggies!
“chicken and rice and veggies” – sounds good. My kind of meal.
I love that soup…send me please ^_^.
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Yum … looks delicious in your lovely red rimmed bowl 😉
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Now this is the most important part – daughter approved! Hope you gave her a second helping :)I would definitely ask for one :)You are the master of the mushrooms – I only do them now on your recepie with greens.
I do like mushrooms a lot. I confess!
So thoughtful of you for sharing the recipe, surely it’s a yummy soup.
My husband love that soup!
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i like mushroom soups and it looks like your daughter likes it too:) happy RT!
Sounds wonderful. My Hubs would love it.
Love the photo. As some of my favorite cooking shows would state, ‘well plated’ !!!
What a perfect post! The soup, the pretty bowl and that smile [missing one tooth] :O)
Thanks for the recipe. I’ll think of you as I pick out the best shitakes today.
that looks interestingly yummy!
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What wonderful photos! I like the presentation, and yes it does count, you are right! Especially with our children.
I love the expressions on your daughter’s face. She has a lovely and infectious smile! 🙂
The recipe sounds delicous…I’m drooling…please pass me a napkin. 🙂
looks delicious, your daughter is enjoying it 🙂
Beautiful bowl and delicious-looking and sounding soup. Perfect for Tuesday’s cold weather.
P.S. Thanks for providing the recipe, too.
oh…such a yummy entry for Ruby Tuesday..love that plate and I can use a little sip of that soup for this cold season…
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Now that is a soup I would really enjoy.. Your daughter is so precious….Michelle
Hi, what can I use instead of the wine?
You could just skip it. Or you could use a drop of tamari (a kind of soy sauce). Good question.
so glad you reposted this on fb – no idea how I missed it (unless it was before we “met.”) What you described is very much like our dashi soup, which is my absolute favorite. (this is just one example: http://macrobiotic.about.com/od/brothsoups/r/ShiitakeDashi.htm) I like adding grated ginger, little cubes of tofu if I have, and carrots cut into flower shapes (I’m still working on perfecting this) – then I add udon noodles – and scallions at end
Mmm, ginger. Maybe I will add some ginger to my soup. Carrots in flower shapes sounds like a good activity to try with my daughter.
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