Polish Wild Mushroom Soup

The Best Recipe for Polish Wild Forest Mushroom Soup.

polish wild mushroom soup

Here is the recipe we will use for our family’s Polish Wild Mushroom Soup later today. Made with a mixture of Borowik and Podgrzybek mushrooms we picked earlier in the year in the forests around our house here in Poland. Why not give it a try. It really is a most delicious and traditional Christmas Eve (Wigilia) soup!

50 grams (2 ounces) dried Borowik and/or Podgrzybek mushrooms
500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
50 grams (2 ounces) fresh white field mushrooms
1 litre (1 quart) chicken or vegetable stock
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 large tin of tomatoes (chopped)
Salt and pepper
Fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Place the dried Borowik / Podgrzybek mushrooms in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 20 minutes. Drain the Borowik / Podgrzybek through a strainer placed over a bowl. Set aside the liquid. Rinse the mushrooms in water to remove any grit and sand.
In a large saucepan, combine the mushroom liquid, the chicken or vegetable stock, the soaked Borowik / Podgrzybek, fresh white mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt, and bring to the boil. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste and a drop or two of lemon juice.
Spoon the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh chives.

Cook’s note:
You could strain the finished soup before serving if you wanted a really thin, liquid soup.

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Related content on Polish Poland:
- Another recipe for Polish wild mushroom soup but a cream of wild mushroom soup than this low fat liquid soup.

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