Earthy Delights Recipe

Morel Sauce II

Morel Sauce II
This is a versatile sauce that can be used creatively with many recipes. For example, it's excellent served with risotto, and spectacular with mashed potatoes. For a gourmet treat, add a tablespoon of truffle oil to your potatoes before mashing them.

2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp minced shallots
1 pound fresh Morel mushrooms, cut in half, brushed clean, and trimmed
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 cups red wine
1 cup beef stock
2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 Tbsp butter
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


In a saucepan over medium high heat, cook the shallots in the butter until lightly browned. Add the garlic and the morels. Cook until the mushrooms begin to sweat.

Add the wine and continue cooking until reduced by about 75 percent.

Add the beef broth and the fresh thyme. Boil until the broth is 50 percent reduced.


Stir in the additional two tablespoons of butter and season with salt and pepper.