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Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Gravy

Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Gravy
by James Belardo

Inspired by the subtle earthy taste of cremini mushrooms, the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes create a versatile and winning combination! We were struggling whether to call this a sauce or a gravy, but since we can use this to slather over succulent meat we decided on gravy. Works well with Portobello mushroom ravioli, pasta like linguine or tagliatelle (see our Shrimp in Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce recipe) and even for meat such as Chicken Involuting or cutlets.

Ingredients
12-24 cremini mushrooms, stems diced and buttons sliced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
8 tbsp unsalted butter
2 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
olive oil
flat-leaf parsley
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Salt and Pepper – to taste (but you probably do not need it!)

Meat Suggestions
Chicken involtini or cutlets
Veal involtini or cutlets
Pork involtini or cutlets
Shrimp

Directions
1. Sauté the diced garlic and the optional Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - sauté garlic & hot peppers

2. When the garlic begins to turn a soften, add the 2 tbsp of unsalted butter.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add butter

3. Once the butter melts add the diced mushroom stems.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add diced mushroom stems

4. Add 2 more tbsp of unsalted butter.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add more butter

5. Once the butter melts add the sliced mushrooms.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add the mushrooms

6. When the mushrooms begin to soften add 1 cup of chicken stock and let come to a simmer.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add chicken stock

7. As the mushrooms simmer for 5-10 minutes add 2 tbsp butter.
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8. When the butter melts add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and let simmer for 5 minutes.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - add sun-dried tomatoes

9. As the gravy simmers for 5-10 minutes add another 2 tbsp butter.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - yes, more butter

10. When the butter melts add another 1 cup of chicken stock.
#homemade #mushroom #SundriedTomato #Gravy #CucinaDelloZio - more chicken stock

11. Taste stock and add salt and pepper to taste (which you should NOT need to at all).

12. 5 minutes before done add chopped flat-leaf parsley.

Pour gravy onto the meat or the pasta and dress with fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

January 26, 2016 at 4:57 PM

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