Shitake Mushroom Soup

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Rose Elliot's Complete Vegan

By Rose Elliot

Published 2019

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Made from fresh shiitake mushrooms, this is a quick, beautifully clear and very tasty soup that is particularly lovely served before a meal as a starter or as an opener to an Asian-style meal.


  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 × 125 g ( oz) packs of fresh shiitake mushrooms</


Heat the oil in a saucepan over a low-medium heat, add the sliced mushrooms and fry for 2–3 minutes, until lightly cooked. Add the stock (bouillon) powder and water and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Check the seasoning – it may not need any, as the stock powder is quite highly seasoned – and serve.