Monday, February 06, 2006

Mushroom Barley Soup

This is one of those simple "toss-everything-you-got-in-the-pot"-type of soups. I love it - it's easy (although it takes two hours!) and very tasty. It's just the thing on a cold winter's eve... something which we happen to have an abundance of here in Sweden.

Mushroom Barley Soup
serves 4

1 large yellow onion
1 large carrot
1 parsnip
1 turnip
100 g celeriac
100 g rutabaga/swede
80 g barley
200 g fresh mushrooms
1,5 liters boiling water
handful of dried mushrooms
splash of dry sherry
salt, pepper
olive oil

Start by chopping all the vegetables. Feel free to substitute any that you don't like, adding or retracting as you please. Everything should be in fairly small dice, except the fresh mushrooms that I usually just divide in largish pieces.

Heat a large soup pot with a little olive oil. Fry the veggies, except for the fresh mushrooms, for a couple of minutes. Add a splash of sherry, and let it cook in. Add the dried mushrooms. Add the boiling water, which should cover everything well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover with a lid. Let simmer for two hours. After about one hour, add the fresh mushrooms. Season to taste before serving.

Korngrynssoppa med svamp


Alanna said...

Wonderful winter fare -- and hmm, I've got everything except the fresh mushrooms, that's an easy fix!

Clivia said...

Oh, this I must try! I sent a packet of barley in my BBM parcel last week and kind of regretted I didn´t buy one for myself as well. I have four or five glass jars of dried mushrooms and the freezer is bulging of mushrooms which we never get down to use.
Perhabs I can buy some barley when I see you tomorrow!

Anne said...

AK - now you know what's for dinner! :)

Clivia, that sounds great. We have to decide where to meet, more exactly! :)