Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


Q. Why did the mushroom go to the party?

A. Because he's a fungi!

The refrigerator light goes on...

Yes, this is an expensive sauce. An ounce of dried porcini will cost you about six dollars, which translates to about $1.50 per serving, but it is oh, so worth it (and so very, very easy to make). This is a rich, silky sauce that will make you a star at your next special occasion meal. Every now and then it is worth the splurge.


Mushroom Jus (Mushroom Gravy)

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 3 Tablespoons

Cooking Time: 120 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe does not make good leftovers.

2 cups water
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
4 tsp unsalted butter

Place the water in a small saucepan over high heat.

Add the dried porcini.

When the water begins to boil reduce the heat to low.

Let the mushrooms steep in the warming water for 1 hour.

Remove the broth from the heat and pour into a fine mesh strainer over a bowl.

Set the mushrooms aside for another use (Porcini Mashed Potatoes are a great choice).

Gently pour the broth back into the saucepan. Leave the little bit of grit at the bottom of the bowl.

Return the broth to low heat and let reduce to 2/3 cup.

Add the salt and pepper.

Add the butter and whisk until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 3 Tablespoons

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 43 Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 2g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 110 mg
Magnesium 9 mg