SO disappointing. Followed the recipe to the letter and it had NO mushroom flavor. The barley totally dominates the flavor (fine, but I wanted to taste mushrooms!) Note also that the prep time is quite a bit longer than stated. Won't ever be making this again (even with adjustments) and doubt I'll try another recipe on this website.
Delicious and super easy and quick to make.
I used wheat berries instead of barley - equally nutritious and delicious! Will make it again.
I thoroughly enjoyed this soup. It had fantastic flavor. I used Baby Bella and white button mushrooms because my local store was out of Shiitakes, but I think the flavor was still excellent. I also added some leftover rotisserie chicken along with the chicken thighs. Next time I make it I plan to add some fresh spinach or escarole. Absolutely going in my permanent recipe folder!
Amazing! Really-really-really good. My Husband said he forgave me for making him move some furniture after one spoonful! :) Forsee this being a staple - this recipe will go into my recipe book. Made just a couple of changes ; used Baby Bella's instead of Shitakes and used Sherry and Red Wine vinegar instead of Sherry Vinegar.
It's delicious, and I will definitely make it again. I'm not a barley fan, so substituted noodles, adding them for their cooking time toward the end of the total time. Got the dried shitakes, but didn't have fresh ones so subbed baby bellas. Also no sherry vinegar, so used red wine vinegar. It's all good. I'll make this with leftover turkey in a few weeks. It's a keeper!