Mushroom Jus (Mushroom Gravy)



Serving size

3 Tablespoons
120 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied but does not make good leftovers.

Mushroom Jus (Mushroom Gravy)


2 cup Water
1 ounce Mushrooms, shiitake, dried (dried porcini is best)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
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 warm 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.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Yes, this is an expensive sauce. An ounce of dried porcini will cost you about eight dollars, which translates to about $2.00 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.

"I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size. I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humor (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late (when possible). I do not travel much."

J.R.R. Tolkein