Classic Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Mushroom sauce
Mushroom sauce for roasts and steaks. David Gunn / Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 Cups (4 servings)
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This classic mushroom sauce can be served with all kinds of roasted or grilled meat dishes, including steaks. It's made with sauteed mushrooms, shallots and just a splash of sherry, and simmered in a basic demi-glace.​​

Note: There is another version of the mushroom sauce, but it's a creamy sauce that can be served with chicken, poultry or seafood dishes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoon sherry
  • 2 cups demi-glace
  • Lemon juice (to taste)

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until it's frothy. Add the mushrooms and shallots and sauté until the mushrooms are soft and the shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes.​
  2. Add the demi-glace, bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.​
  3. Stir in the sherry, season to taste with lemon juice and serve right away.