Mushroom Sauce IThis classic Mushroom Sauce can be served with all kinds of roasted or grilled meat dishes, including steaks. It's made with sauteed mushrooms, shallots and just a splash of sherry, and simmered in a basic demi-glace.
Note: There is another version of the Mushroom Sauce, but it is a creamy sauce that can be served with chicken, poultry or seafood dishes. See the recipe for Mushroom Sauce II.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- ¼ cup chopped shallots
- ¼ cup sherry
- 1 quart demi-glace
- Lemon juice, to taste
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until it's frothy. Add the mushrooms and shallots and sauté until the mushrooms are soft and the shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the demi-glace, bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the sherry, season to taste with lemon juice and serve right away.