Turkey barley soup with mushrooms


A hearty soup for a cold winter day

5 Quarts turkey broth. (see previous post for a recipe)
2 cups pearled barley
1 lb sliced mushrooms
10 dried shitake mushrooms
1 Tbsp garlic
4 carrots sliced
4 tbsp butter

heat 3 cups water in a saucepan until boiling.
add the dried shitakes,turn off heat and let soak 20 minutes. strain reserving soaking water
In a saute pan melt the butter
add the carrots and saute 5 minutes
add both the shitakes and the sliced mushrooms as well as the garlic and saute until the mushrooms start to brown
add the reserved mushroom water and bring to a boil.
stir up and browned bits
Pour the vegetable into the turkey broth
add the barley and stir to mix well
bring to a boil,reduce heat to a simmer and cook covered for 2 1/2 hours stirring occasionally


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