Fall Mushroom and Prawn Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger | PCC Natural Markets

Fall Mushroom and Prawn Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger

Serves: 4 to 6

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This pretty little concoction with its combination of classic flavors and textures is a variation on a soup I ate in several establishments in Japan during my travels there.



Remove stems from mushrooms and reserve; slice mushrooms.

Pour vegetable stock or water into a saucepan and add mushroom stems, dulse, bonito, ginger, lemongrass, half the garlic, green onions and cilantro. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with soy sauce.

While the stock is simmering, heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Stir-fry sliced mushrooms with remaining garlic for a scant 1 to 2 minutes, or until they are tender but not mushy. Splash the pan with a small amount of soy sauce to season mushrooms. Remove from the heat.

Spoon mushrooms in the center of 4 to 6 shallow soup bowls and divide prawns between the bowls, placing them around the mushrooms. Scatter or place a few carrot strips between prawns. Strain the soup stock over mushrooms and prawns. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions and cilantro sprigs, and serve with lime wedges.


On the show we used chanterelle, shiitake, oyster and domestic mushrooms. Chanterelles and oysters are very seasonal. If you can't find them, shiitakes are my mushroom of choice for this soup.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on October 1, 2011.

More about: garlic, ginger, mushrooms, sea vegetables, shrimp, soup


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Fall mushroom soup

I made this soup for dinner today after seeing it on "Gardening with Cisco" this morning. It was really good! I used chanterelles that my husband had picked in the woods near our house. The soup really showcased what he had worked so hard to harvest ! I will make it again when more mushrooms are gathered.

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