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Portuguese Bread Soup

Portuguese Bread Soup

Serves 8 | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 35 minutes


.88 ounces Eden Whole Shiitake Mushrooms, 1 package

2 tsp Eden Toasted Sesame Oil
or Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 cups onions, sliced into thin rounds

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups leeks, cleaned well and sliced

6 cups water, including reserved shiitake soaking water

1/4 piece Eden Kombu, 2 inches long

2 1/2 Tbsp Eden Shoyu Soy Sauce, or to taste
or 1 tsp Eden Sea Salt

1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp dried marjoram

1 cup chopped kale

1 whole French baguette, sliced

1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
or green onions


Soak the shiitake in hot water to cover for 20 minutes. Remove shiitake, slice and discard the stems. Reserve the soaking water. Slice the caps. Heat up oil in a soup pot, sauté onions, garlic and leek for 5 to 7 minutes. Add shiitake, kombu and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn flame to medium-low, simmer 5 minutes, remove kombu and set aside for later use or discard. Cover and simmer another 20 minutes. Reduce flame to low, add shoyu, thyme, and marjoram. Simmer another 5 minutes. Add chopped kale and simmer 2 minutes. Place 2 slices of baguette in each individual bowl. Ladle the soup over the bread and garnish with chives or green onions.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 77 calories, 1g fat (15% calories from fat), 3g protein, 14g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium