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Shiitake Mushrooms Gravy

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cream, fresh tarragon, how to cook shiitake mushrooms, mushrooms, sauce, shiitake gravy, shiitake mushroom recipe, shiitake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms gravy, what are shittake mushrooms
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories 1043 kcal


  • ½ cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sherry 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms 12 ounces stemmed, caps sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 cups sodium-free chicken stock 4 cups sodium-free chicken stock
  • cup heavy cream 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons thyme 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves


  1. Mix flour and Sherry in a small bowl until smooth paste forms. Cover flour paste lightly.

  2. Melt butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and rosemary: sauté until mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes. (Can be prepared 3 hours ahead.) Let paste and mushrooms stand at room temp.

  3. Transfer pan juices to an 8-cup glass measuring cup. Spoon off fat and discard. Add enough chicken broth to pan juices to measure 5 cups; add to saucepan with mushrooms.

  4. Add flour paste and whisk to combine. Bring mixture to boil, stirring frequently. Boil until thickened to a light gravy, about 10 minutes.

  5. Mix in cream, thyme, and tarragon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts
Shiitake Mushrooms Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1043 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 40g250%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 1366mg39%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2675IU54%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 7.6mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.