Wild Mushroom Broth

Reconstitute dried mushrooms 20 to 30 minutes before cooking time.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 2 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 oz. dried wild mushrooms
  • 2 lbs. white button mushrooms
  • ½ lb. fresh shitake mushrooms
  • 4 shallots, peeled and quartered
  • ¼ head of celery, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1 Tbsp. dried)
  • ½ tsp. black peppercorns


  • Without trimming or slicing them, place all the mushrooms in a soup pot. Add the seasonings and enough cold water to cover all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 2 hours. Squeeze the liquid from the mushrooms, adding that to the liquid in the pot. Discard the mushroom solids.