Simple shimeji mushroom sauce {vegetarian}14

Posted on February 6, 2013 by ChristieDinner Time, Sides, Vegetarian

This is a sauce I knock up on the reg. Sometimes with different types of mushrooms, but always with the same method. Actually, I do change it up slightly with fresh chilli on occasion.

It adorns toast. Gets scooped into a baked potato. Tops steak, schnitzel or a grilled tofu slab. Is mixed through pasta. Poured over steamed broccoli. The list goes on.

This sauce is so damn easy I haven’t in 5 years+ of blogging ever taken a photo of it or felt it worthy to share with you. Even though it makes a starring appearance at least once a fortnight on our dinner plates.

However, this year I am pledging (to myself, and to you) that I will post more of my basic, everyday cooking as well as some of my family favourites. It really is a crime that I have not yet shared my mum’s Hungarian specialties like stuffed capsicums, chicken goulash, Hungarian-style bolognese, beef stroganoff and more.

A real crime. But don’t worry, I’ve put myself under house arrest and promise to photograph them and write up the recipes. You are going to love those dishes, guaranteed!

For now, please take this humble, simple offering of mushroom sauce.

What would you serve it with?

Christie x

Shimeji mushroom sauce

serves 2 as an accompaniment

  • 1 tablespoon rice bran oil
  • 150g shimeji mushrooms, cleaned and separated
  • 1 fat garlic clove, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) thickened cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes until the mushrooms are wilted and starting to catch in places and brown.

2. Add the soy sauce, cream and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes more until the sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with steak, over a baked potato, on toast or with anything you like!

  • Mel

    Looks good. My husband LOVES mushroom sauce – he’d love this on a steak. I’d like to see your Hungarian recipes. My mother is Hungarian and I grew up eating that food but never learned to cook from her.

    • My hubby loves this on steak too. My mum only cooks a handful of Hungarian dishes but the ones she does are sooo good! Can’t wait to share them with you :)

  • Please dopost more typical recipes… but NOT WITH CREAM!!! I know I will totally love this sauce, and that I’d use it all the time. But my waistline, my waistline. Excellent for my skinny, veggie hubby though.

    It’s be fab for baked potatos, and also just for slopping onto steamed veggies, I reckon. And for pasta too.

    Oh dear.

    • Oh I will Seana! You are doing so well with your mindful eating I feel very guilty sabotaging it like this!

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    This looks so tasty. I love mushroom anything (as you know ;))

    Looking forward to checking out your everyday recipes!

    • Yes mushies are the best! Looking forward to sharing those everyday recipes, so glad my lovely readers are keen for them.

  • InTolerant Chef

    Sounds lovely, sometimes simple is simply sublime!

  • mushroomscanada

    Wow, I can think of so many meals that I want this sauce on! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Oh yes! Mushroom sauce is all about comfort and smothering! I’d top it one some quick cooked steak!

    • Mmmm, comfort food at its best, definitely. Agree that on steak is just divine.

  • Mushroom sauce is amaazing! I reckon this would go well on some fresh cooked pasta. Even some quinoa maybe? Mmm yum!

  • Debby Moore

    I was given a punnet last weekend and decided to use then last night before they spoiled. I found this recipe and was most pleasantly surprised! thank you!

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