Mushroom jus

Mushroom jus: Add some umami flavours to your dishes. Image: Asande Mpila

Mushroom jus: Enhance the flavour of your dishes with this easy recipe

Increase the flavour of any dish with this easy mushroom jus recipe. Try it once and you will be hooked for life.

Mushroom jus

Mushroom jus: Add some umami flavours to your dishes. Image: Asande Mpila

Add loads of flavour to your dishes with this easy mushroom jus recipe. It is simple to prepare and creates a wonderful depth of flavour. You will be tempted to prepare this jus recipe with all your meals.

With a few easy ingredients, you can prepare this tasty sauce to accompany your dishes. One bite and you will have a new favourite flavour enhancer..

What is mushroom jus?

“Au jus” originates from France and is a French culinary term meaning “with juice”. When preparing a meat dish, a light broth of gravy is oftentimes prepared to serve with it. This light broth or gravy is a combination of the meat fluids gathering during the cooking process. Preparing “au jus” is an excellent natural way to enhance the flavour of dishes.

Serve mushroom jus with any meat dish like lamb, beef or even chicken. It is so versatile that it goes perfectly with any meat dish. You can also enjoy it with a vegetarian or even vegan dish for extra flavour.

Mushroom jus recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 large garlic cloves (crushed)

  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  • Put the shiitakes in a bowl and add the hot water. Cover and let stand until softened, about 20 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms from the water and cut off and discard the stems.
  • Swish the mushrooms in the soaking water to loosen any grit. Finely chop the mushrooms; reserve the soaking liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mushrooms and cook over high heat until starting to brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce and the garlic and cook over high heat until the soy sauce evaporates and the mushrooms brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the reserved soaking liquid, stopping when you reach the grit, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and stir well. Cover and simmer over low heat until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

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