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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients (12)

  • 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium shallot, small dice
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mushroom broth (see Game Plan note)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories162
  • Fat9.49g
  • Saturated fat0.66g
  • Trans fat0.07g
  • Carbs17.62g
  • Fiber2.19g
  • Sugar1.3g
  • Protein2.88g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium164.21mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

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Fresh and dried mushrooms, red wine, mushroom broth, and soy sauce add umami to this easy vegan gravy. Delicious over tofurkey, pan-seared chicken breast, or a steak, this sauce appeals to vegans and meat-eaters alike.

Game plan: You’ll need to make the mushroom broth before you begin.

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Instructions

  1. 1Place porcinis in a small heatproof bowl. Bring water to a boil and pour over porcinis. Let sit until softened, about 12 minutes. Using a fork, transfer porcinis to a cutting board (be careful not to disturb the gritty sediment on the bottom of the bowl). Finely chop the porcinis; set aside. Slowly pour 3/4 cup of the soaking liquid into a measuring cup, leaving the sediment behind; set aside. Discard the remaining liquid.
  2. 2Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add cremini mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring rarely, until mushrooms have released their liquid and softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
  3. 3Reduce heat to medium, add remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and heat until shimmering. Add bay leaf, shallot, and reserved chopped porcinis, season with salt and pepper, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until shallots begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until wine has almost completely evaporated, about 1 minute.
  4. 4Sprinkle flour into the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until flour has a toasted aroma, about 3 minutes. Whisk in broth, soy sauce, and reserved porcini soaking liquid and simmer, whisking constantly, until gravy has thickened, about 3 minutes.
  5. 5Strain through a fine-mesh strainer set over the reserved bowl of cremini mushrooms; discard solids in the strainer. Stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
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