Mushroom, sherry & grain mustard sauce

Mushroom, sherry & grain mustard sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try Gordon Ramsay's ‘meaty’ sauce to set off a big T-bone steak

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, lightly crushed
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 150ml dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp sherry or balsamic vinegar
  • 150ml beef stock or brown chicken stock (could be made with a good bouillon powder)
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the mushroomswith the garlic and thyme, stirring until softened.
  2. Pour in 100ml sherry and cook until reduced to a glaze, about 3 mins. Add the vinegar and cook for a few secs more. Mix in the remaining sherry and the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 3 mins.
  3. Remove the garlic and thyme, then mix in the crème fraîche and mustard. Pour in any juices from the steak, then add the parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2005

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lizleicester's picture
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Tasty and flavoursome despite leaving out the creme fraiche in order to keep it dairy free. I'm not sure that it would be enough for 4. It was easily polished off by 2 of us...

moc222's picture
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Fab sauce. Decided to cook Mushroom Sauce at last minute, so didn't have any Sherry but used Brandy instead. Made a normal meal into a Restuarant classic. Fab with fillet steaks.

andrewsbrown's picture

Love this sauce and have made it many times. Dijon mustard works just as well, if not better. My main tip is to hold back on the added vinegar. I find there is more than enough in the mustard to give the dish the necessary sharpness

ceastwood's picture
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Great, served with pork fillet.

dharake's picture
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Reporting back, took me a year! Can I just say poor ol' Gordon would roll over in his gravy f'ing and blinding at the sight of 80% of these comments! The man is an artist... and everyone has their own take without even trying his way first! You can't use single, double or uht cream. It doesn't work. I concede mascarpone is an alternative, but still... I think you can use white wine, but that's after trying the original recipe first. And it won't be as good anyway.

Basically, this is the best steak sauce I've ever come across, beats any steak house! But for Pete's sake, stick to the recipe, it's perfect as it is! And it's not like the ingredients are scarce!

dharake's picture
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Reporting back, took me a year! Can I just say poor ol' Gordon would roll over in his gravy f'ing and blinding at the sight of 80% of these comments! The man is an artist... and everyone has their own take without even trying his way first! You can't use single, double or uht cream. It doesn't work. I concede mascarpone is an alternative, but still... I think you can use white wine, but that's after trying the original recipe first. And it won't be as good anyway.

asically, this is the best steak sauce I've ever come across, beats any steak house! But for Pete's sake, stick to the recipe, it's perfect as it is! And it's not like the ingredients are scarce!

lolaypop's picture
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Delicious sauce! I didn't add any sherry as I didn't have any, but none-the-less this is now one of my favorite sauces to go with my steaks!

noisysmurf's picture

Did this today. Doubled recipe, added sliced onions at beginning stage and used single cream. Absolutely scrumptious! Going to use leftovers on pork loin chops tomorrow night. Will defo do this one again:-))

d123953p's picture

WOULD THIS BE OK TO USE DRY WHITE WINE INSTEAD OF THE SHERRY

dharake's picture
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Comes to £15.78 with Waitrose quality ingredients. Will be trying this tonight and compare to my usuall mushroom sauce. I'm sure it'll be worth every penny, like every recipe I have attempted from Gordon

meme55's picture
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Delicious. Had it today with rib-eye steaks and was a great hit with the family. Quite fancy trying it with chicken to as some previous reviewers suggest.

d41d0y's picture
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Well-written, easy to follow recipe. Had no sherry so substituted port.
Found it perhaps a little overpowering for our sirloin steak, but very tasty nonetheless. Will try this with pork or chicken.

mariecath's picture
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A great and easy sauce that went perfectly with rib eye steaks

mr_dfuse's picture
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Really nice! Also used mascarpone instead of cream. My girlfriend liked it a lot!

stephski86's picture

I made this to serve with lamb steaks, it was lovely but definitely stick to the 'dry sherry' suggested and do not substitute for sweet! The result was a bit too sweet for my partner!

markymark21's picture

150 ml of sherry to make some mushroom sauce?! Thats a very expensive sauce... No wonder Mr Ramsey is losing millions!

lesley1142's picture
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Lovely sauce, halved all ingredients to serve 2 people and it worked a treat. Used dried herbs as I had them already in the house and it was fine. Lovely with surloin steaks, mash and greens.

saucy-cook's picture
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A tasty and hearty meal :-). I cooked the dish along with roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine. When the cherry tomatoes are cooked, they have a nice citrus and sweet taste, that compliments the rest of the dish.

gemdris's picture

Served i last night with a Veal Loin Chop on the bone and potato & courgette rosti - absolutely gorgeous, thanks!

leighm's picture
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Really delicious - served it with fillet, roasted rosa tomatoes and blanched asparagus. Needed to cook it for longer for it to thicken...

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