Spiced mushroom borscht

Spiced mushroom borscht (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / August 27, 2012)


Spiced mushroom borscht

Total time: 2 hours

Servings: 12

Note: This recipe requires cheesecloth and butchers twine to make a sachet.

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2 tablespoons butter, divided

1 onion, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

8 cups vegetable broth

1 star anise

5 cloves

10 peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon coriander seed

2 sage leaves

1 bay leaf