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Winter Fungi & Smoked Fish Broth

A bout of winter illness has left me somewhat de-energised & lethargic but I managed to find the strength to make a soul nourishing, bone warming broth using some of Mondays fungi finds and various treats from my wild preserves larder (ok & some from the fridge too). Erring on the side of a 'dashi broth' this one packs in real some proper 'umami' (the 5th taste! - more about this later), as well as some easily accessible ingredients that are great for fighting the cold, restoring energy & boosting immunity. 


Recipe:

Smoked Fish
Velvet Shank
Jelly Ears
Turkey Tail
Onion
Garlic
Ginger
Sugar Kelp
Seaweed Powder
Mushroom Powder
Red Pepper
3 Cornered Garlic
Truffle Salt
1 Miso Sachet
Olive Oil
25g Unsalted Butter

Finely chop the onion & fry gently in a saucepan for 5-6 minutes. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger, strips of dried sugar kelp & fresh or dried Velvet Shank fungi & cook gently for 3-4 minutes. Add the miso paste, approx 500ml boiling water and stir to …