When you're not feeling quite up to par, this broth, subtly flavored with slivers of shiitake mushrooms and tender broccoli florets, is a nourishing and tasty meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine chicken wings, chicken stock, dried shiitake mushrooms, onion, thyme, and peppercorns in a medium saucepan. Cover; bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently, with lid slightly ajar, 1 hour.

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  • Strain the broth through a fine sieve set over a heat-proof bowl, and discard the solids. Let the broth cool to room temperature, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Transfer broth to refrigerator, and chill.

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap garlic head in aluminum foil, and cook until cloves become very soft, 35 to 45 minutes. Set roasted garlic aside to cool.

  • Using a spoon, skim off all fat from chilled broth; discard the fat. Transfer the broth to a medium saucepan, and warm over medium-low heat. Add the fresh shiitake mushrooms; continue warming soup.

  • Remove the roasted garlic from each clove, and transfer to a small bowl. Using a fork, combine until a puree forms. Set aside.

  • Place a steamer basket in the bottom of a large saucepan containing 1 inch of water. Place broccoli florets in steamer. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and steam, until broccoli is fork tender, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove broccoli from the steamer.

  • Add steamed broccoli to the soup. Season with salt and pepper. Divide soup among four soup plates, and garnish each with 1/2 teaspoon roasted-garlic puree. Serve.

Cook's Notes

You can make the broth up to Step 2 a couple of days in advance, and refrigerate.

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