Joe's wild mushroom soup

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4
Joe’s wild mushroom soup
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Combine the porcini and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook at a very gentle simmer for 20 minutes; the liquid will reduce by about one-fourth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.


Purée the mushrooms and liquid in a blender, then return the purée to the saucepan and stir in the onion powder, salt, butter, sugar and soy sauce. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.


Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with crème fraîche.

Adapted from the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Ore.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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