Creamy Mushroom and Cognac Sauce

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This goes great over wheat-free pasta, polenta, or rice. Or add an extra 11/2 cups of broth to the recipe and turn it into soup.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cognac
  • 1 package (4 oz.) dried porcini or Asian black mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. chestnut flour
  • 4 medium shallots, peeled and minced
  • 10 oz. button mushrooms, bases of stems removed
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup gluten-free beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the cognac and dried mushrooms in a small saucepan and add water to cover. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and cool. Purée in the blender until very smooth.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan, and stir in the chestnut flour, stirring until well blended. Add the shallots and button mushrooms, stirring constantly for 3–4 minutes.
  • Whisk in the rest of the ingredients, including the puréed mushroom and cognac mixture.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cognac
  • 1 package (4 oz.) dried porcini or Asian black mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. chestnut flour
  • 4 medium shallots, peeled and minced
  • 10 oz. button mushrooms, bases of stems removed
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup gluten-free beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the cognac and dried mushrooms in a small saucepan and add water to cover. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and cool. Purée in the blender until very smooth.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan, and stir in the chestnut flour, stirring until well blended. Add the shallots and button mushrooms, stirring constantly for 3–4 minutes.
  • Whisk in the rest of the ingredients, including the puréed mushroom and cognac mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories560
Total Fat32g
Saturated Fat19g
Cholesterol90mg
Sodium270mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars10g
Protein14g