Creamy Mushroom Soup with Egg Ribbons

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 Cost Per Serving $2.45
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3 cupsMixed Mushrooms (any of shiitake, cremini, button etc.), roughly chopped
1 cupFennel, roughly diced
4 cupsMushroom Stock (recipe below)
1/4 cupFresh Parsley or Chervil, finely chopped
2 tbspBalsamic or Sherry Vinegar
3Eggs, whisked with 3 tbsp water
1/4 cupCream or Yogurt (choose for your needs)
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Mushroom Stock
1/2 cupDried Mushroom (porcini or shiitake)
1 tbspTomato Paste
3Bay Leaves
5Thyme Sprigs
4 cupsBoiling Water
1/2 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Pour the boiling water over all the stock ingredients in a pot or glass jar and let sit for at least 20 minutes. Strain the ingredients before adding to soup. Use the dried mushrooms in the soup.
  2. In a soup pot over medium heat, add olive oil.
  3. Add fennel and saute for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and seas with salt and pepper. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Blend until smooth and creamy. Finish with cream or yogurt.
  5. To prepare the egg ribbons, whisk eggs and water together. Add salt, pepper, and chopped herbs.
  6. Add a little oil in a non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Pour a little egg mixture and work around the bottom of the pan, much like a crepe. It should not take long to cook.
  7. Gently peel the egg off the pan. Roll into a log and slice into ribbons. Serve on top of the soup.


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  • Mushrooms such as shiitake may help boost the immune system and lower inflammation which may help slow tumour growth. In one small study, taking lentinan, the type of sugar found in shiitake mushrooms, helped extend survival of people with pancreatic, stomach and liver cancers. More research is needed with larger groups of people to back up this finding.