This soup is great for the cold winter months, especially if your immune system needs a boost. It’s dairy-free as it helps to avoid these if you are suffering from a cold or the flu. It is also just a delicious, warming and satisfying soup!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Serves 4 people.


32oz organic chicken stock (one carton)

12oz fresh organic shiitake

1/2oz dried porcini

1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

3 cloves of garlic

1 shallot

A handful of fresh or dried thyme

A teaspoon ground turmeric

Olive oil

Salt (Kosher, pink himalayan or sea salt)

Preparation: Stem and slice the shiitake. Peel and mince the ginger. Peel and chop the garlic and onion. Rinse the porcini in cold water and slice into small pieces.


  • Heat up a cast-iron pan and add approximately 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the shiitake. Shiitakes do not contain a lot of water so stir them around and add more oil if they are sticking to the pan. Let them saute for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown.

  • Add the onion and saute until they are see-through.

  • Add the porcini, ginger, garlic, thyme, turmeric and a pinch of salt.

  • Stir it together and immediately add the chicken stock.

  • Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, taste the soup and add seasoning if needed.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Shiitake 2

Tip! For an extra immune and flavor boost, dissolve 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in the juice of half a lemon, put a couple of drops in the soup as you serve it!

Adam’s Mushrooms’ Winter Shiitake Soup

2 thoughts on “Adam’s Mushrooms’ Winter Shiitake Soup

  • December 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Adam and Astrid! We visited you at the Gig Harbor market and bought some amazing Shiitake and Porcini mushrooms from you. Your recipe was fantastic! We blogged about you and the recipe here: – wanting to share how great it was! We look forward to seeing you guys again!!

    • December 29, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Hi Laurie, what a great blog – we’re very interested in “living lightly” on our Earth, not that we do it perfectly! And thank you for the great write up, I really like your take on the soup, I will try it with cordycep powder next time! I will share it on our fb page as I love your photos, nutritional info and way of writing. See you in April 🙂 Astrid

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