How to Make Mushroom Sauce Without Cream
Mushroom sauce goes well with meat, pasta, potatoes and more, if made without cream it can be better your health too. Mushrooms are a true gastronomic delight which, although not available all year, if preserved, can be enjoyed for several months and they can be incorporated into all kinds of recipes. One of the most delicious ways to enjoy them is without a doubt in a mushroom sauce that is ideal for preparing meat or pasta. Mushroom sauce does not need to heavy. It can be creamy and delicious...without containing any cream! If you are ready to get down to work, in this oneHOWTO article we explain, in detail, several recipes so you know how to make mushroom sauce without cream.
Mushroom sauce without cream for pasta
The secret to making a delicious mushroom sauce without cream is to create a base with flavor and seasoning, so prepare the mushrooms well before adding the liquid part, otherwise the end result will taste too milky, giving little room for the taste of the mushrooms to come out.
To start making your mushroom sauce without cream, thoroughly clean the mushrooms to remove any trace of dirt.
Chop the garlic into small pieces, or if you prefer crush it.
Chop the onion into small cubes and chop the parsley. In a preferably non-stick pan, add a little butter and heat, when the butter melts, incorporate the garlic and leave it to brown briefly without burning.
Once the garlic is slightly brown and aromatic, incorporate the onion mixture and season to taste. Add a little bit of the stick so that the garlic and onion cook without burning and become flavorful. Wait until the onions become translucent, then add the mushrooms, salt and nutmeg. The salt will make the liquid come out of the mushroom, thus cooking them more quickly. Fry this mixture for several minutes on low heat, allowing the flavors to come out and the mushrooms to become tasty. Add pepper to taste.
Now, let's see how to make a mushroom sauce creamy without cream.
Remove the mushrooms from the pan and add some butter. When the butter melts, add the flour. When the mixture is brownish, incorporate the liquids so that your mushroom sauce without cream has a liquid but thick consistency. Simmer the mixture on medium low heat for about 10 minutes, until you see it starts to thicken. Do not make it cook too much as it will thicken further when it gets cold. If the sauce is too thick you can add a little milk to make it more liquid.
So, this is a sort of bechamel, but lighter, since part of the liquid is stock. Can you believe it is so easy to make mushroom sauce without cream?
Once the sauce without cream is ready you can choose to leave the whole mushrooms or crush part of them them lightly with a blender, to make the mushroom sauce without cream even creamier. Incorporate the mushrooms in the sauce.
When your mushroom sauce without cream is ready to serve, add some chopped parsley to enhance the flavour and make your dish much richer. Remember that this recipe is ideal for seasoning meats or serving over pasta or potatoes, diners will surely lick their fingers clean.
Serving this with pasta is a wonderful vegetarian option that even meat lovers will enjoy. For more vegetarian dishes, we recommend having a look at these recipes:
Let us know how your mushroom sauce without cream went!
Mushroom sauce without cream for steak
The next recipe will have more of a mushroom gravy texture to it, and is ideal to accompany any type of meat, but a nice steak is the perfect combination for this mushroom sauce without cream.
Cut mushrooms finely and saute in 1 tbsp melted butter for around 4 minutes while you stir.
Add half a cup of dry red wine and let the mixture simmer. Next, add some beef or vegetable broth and simmer for five minutes.
Add 2 tbsp flour and 3 tbsp cold water and use a whisk to create a smooth texture. Make sure the mushrooms are perfectly blended. If you'd like to add a bit more taste, add salt, pepper and 1 tsp parsley. This is a perfect recipe for Sirloin steak and others!
Mushroom sauce without cream for chicken
Although the recipe above is also a great option to accompany with chicken, we'd like to offer you an alternative that is perfectly suited for this type of meat. Let's take a look at this third mushroom sauce without cream recipe. Moreover, this is also a great option for a vegan mushroom sauce too!
Add one teaspoonful of olive oil in a pan and heat. Add 140 g cut up onions, 140 g diced mushrooms and 120 g diced tomatoes and lower to medium heat.
Stir and add 10 chopped sage leaves, 120 grams od soy milk and a pinch of black pepper. Stir and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
If you find this sauce a bit too thin, you can also add a splash of coconut milk, which will give your dish a delicious exotic flavor.
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