Mushroom gravy: great with everything including roast turkey
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Mushroom gravy: great with everything including roast turkey

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 and 1/2 cups
Author CASA Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 20 grams dried oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • a bit of sugar for balance
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 6 large fresh mint leaves thinly sliced (read about chiffonade)
  • extra butter optional

Instructions

  • Place the dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour in about two cups of warm water. Allow to rehydrate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat half of the butter in a pan. Add the chopped onion and cook over medium-low heat until softened. Add the mushrooms. Cook for about a minute.
  • Pour in the water in which the mushrooms have soaked. Season with salt, pepper and a bit of sugar. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour the contents of the pan into the blender and puree everything. The mixture may appear grainy and that’s okay because that will give the gravy the body that it needs.
  • Heat the remaining butter in the pan. Add the flour and make a brown roux (read about making a roux).
  • Pour in the pureed mushrooms, stirring as you pour.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, and more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Add the thyme, tarragon and sage. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
  • Turn off the heat. Add extra butter, if you like, stirring until the butter melts.
  • Finally, stir in the mint leaves.