Portobello Gravy

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 30m

2 cups chunky gravy or 1 cup smooth gravy, for 8 servings

This rich, earthy gravy can be made with fresh shiitakes as well as portobellos. Leave the mushroom pieces in for a chunky-style sauce or strain them out for a velvety consistency.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cleaned portobello mushrooms (2 medium)
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons tamari or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon crumbled dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Tip: Commercial vegetable broth is readily available in natural-foods stores and many supermarkets. We especially like the Imagine and Pacific brands, sold in convenient aseptic packages that allow you to use small amounts and keep the rest refrigerated.

directions

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until they begin to release their juices, about 10 minutes.

Add the broth, tamari (or soy sauce), thyme and sage; simmer for 10 minutes. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir into the sauce and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes more. Season with pepper. If you prefer a smooth gravy, pass it through a fine sieve (discard mushrooms and onions). Serve hot.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7455

nutrition information per serving

44 calories; 2g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 510mg sodium; 5g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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