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Nov 19, 2011 05:02 PM

ISO Vegetarian Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Anyone have one to recommend? I was planning on sautéing buttons/shiitakes/portobellos/creminellis with shallots/onions, adding mushroom/vegetable stock, a little fresh sage, then thickening with a little flour/butter, and a squirt of lemon or another acid. Thanks!

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  1. "Creminelli" is a brand of Italian salami. Is this truly a vegetarian dish?

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    1. re: todao

      Ha -- typo! Cremini mushrooms! Though a Creminelli product would probably work well in a non-veg. version.

      1. re: TerriL

        Frankly, Terri, I think you already have a very good idea. I might toss in a clove of garlic but, other than that, I'd say go with what you have in mind.

    2. Whatever you end up doing and/or using, make sure to incorporate a bit of Porcini powder.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Agreed. Porcini pack a wallop of "meatiness" that makes for a very flavorful sauce.

        1. re: JungMann

          Porcini powder would make MSG blush.

      2. A splash of dry vermouth really brightens it up...

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        1. re: Sarah

          I add some Madiera wine to mine.

          1. Never met a gravy that didn't benefit from a dash of Maggi seasoning.