Vegan Pan Asian Mushroom Soup

This soup is all about the broth. Layers of flavor come together to create a complex broth in a relatively short amount of time.

It has a strong chinese influence, but it draws from various cultures.

It's great on its own and delicious over rice too. All the flavor is in that deep, dark, unctuous broth.

1 pint mushrooms, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
3/4 cup diced carrots
1 poblano pepper, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 serrano pepper, minced
1 cup chopped kale
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 can black beans, rinsed

4 cups water
3 tbls olive oil
1 tbl horseradish, the one with just vinegar, no mayo
1 tbl soy sauce
2 tsps chinese mustard
2 tsps dill
2 tsps crushed pepper flakes
2 tsps celery seed
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp paprika
3 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

In a large stock pot cook down your mushrooms with 1 tsp salt. I used cremini mushrooms, but it's dealer's choice. When they start to take on a little color add olive oil. Give it a stir the add th…

Lemon Dill Mushroom Duxelle

1 pint white mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, zest and juice
5-7 jalapeno rounds
1/2 cup white wine
3 tbl olive oil
3 tbls butter
3 tsps dill
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

My take on a classic mushroom duxelle. I used dill rather than parsley and also added some jalapeno.

Cook the shrooms in the oil, 2 tbls of the butter, the salt and the black pepper. When the shrooms have darkened and given up their juices, add the garlic and jalapeno. Cook 2 more minutes. Add the wine. Cook 5 more minutes. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and the last tbl of butter. Cook a few more minutes, until a nice sauce is formed.