Monday, 14 May 2012

Mushroom Sauce

After a dinner out at a friend's house, prepared and served to us by a private chef (no less) -I was inspired to re-create the AMAZING mushroom sauce. No pics unfortunately, but I thought I would post my creation (re-creation) anyway. So here it is. Soooooo delicious and totally spot on to the mushroom sauce that inspired me!

  • 2-3 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 butter, and tablespoon more
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion or shallot
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream or evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt the 1/4 cup butter in a medium heat saucepan then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 mins or so, until they have softened but not completely. Push them to the side of the pan and add the remaining tbsp butter and let melt. Add the garlic and onion or shallot and cook for a few more mins. Then stir it up with the mushrooms. Add the thyme and bay leaf. Pour on the wine and let cook for 5 mins. Stir in the broth. Whisk together the flour and water and stir in to the mushroom mixture. After the mixture is bubbling, stir in cream or evaporated milk. Finally add the salt and pepper to taste.

We had this tonight, over bbq steak and it was YUMMY! You could have this sauce with anything :)