Shiitake Egg Drop Soup
Looking for something warm and cozy to combat the cold & flu season, not to mention this great “Spring” weather we are having? It’s sunny and 60’s one second and the next day it’s snowing and in the 20’s. My sinuses can’t keep up. This is the type of weather that causes my stuffy and runny nose combo. This recipe is good for all of the weird ailments you may be battling as this weather keeps throwing our bodies for a loop. Shiitakes are known to have many medicinal benefits. They are said to be full of antiviral and immune system building properties. I had several shiitake stems and leftovers from what we pulled off. We tend to keep the bad looking shiitakes for us and we end up eating mushrooms for days. I made this recipe using 3lbs of shiitakes! I will give you a break down of a recipe that uses 1 lb of mushrooms that will easily feed 4-8 people. This recipe does take quite a bit of prep work and patience but the results are rich and full of flavor. Everyone will love this dish.
- Pasture-raised bones (Can be either: pork, chicken, or beef) ~2lbs
- 1lb FunGuy Farms Shiitake mushrooms
- 3 diced green onions (chives)
- Half dozen farm fresh FunGuy Farms Pasture-raised eggs
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Soy sauce (optional)
- Take your bones and add them to a stock pot and fill with water leaving a few inches at the top. Simmer on low with a lid on for 6-8 hours.
- Remove bones.
- Take shiitakes remove stems and slice. Save stems and add to cheesecloth or add directly to the pot and then strain after cooking on low for an hour. Withhold the caps and add after mushroom stems are cooked.
- Strain stems, add sliced caps.
- Crack the eggs in a separate bowl and whisk for a few minutes.
- Bring the soup to a boil and slowly drip the egg mixture into the pot, while stirring.
7. Turn off heat and season with salt and pepper. (Add optional soy sauce.)
8. Serve and add diced onions as a garnish & a little bit of flavor.
This bone broth egg drop soup is rich with collagen, good fats, and marrow that will help keep your immune system in check!
Get to “google’ing” and check out some of the great benefits of shiitake mushrooms! They are seasonal mushrooms that will only be around in the Spring and Fall months, which is perfect for a risky immune system.
If you have leftovers, from the fridge you’ll notice the loaded layers of nutrients. Yum!