Wild Mushrooms with Miso, Fresh Herbs and Madeira
- TOTAL TIME:
- SERVINGS: 6
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thickly sliced
- 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 1/4 cup Madeira
- 3 tablespoons white (shiro) or red (aka) miso
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- In a very large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the olive oil. Add the shiitake and oyster mushrooms and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Scrape the mushrooms to 1 side of the skillet.
- Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter on the other side of the skillet. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, just until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the shallot into the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes longer.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the Madeira with the miso. Add to the mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat for 1 minute, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom and sides of the skillet. Add the broth, parsley and thyme and simmer until the sauce is slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Season the mushrooms lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl and serve.
Serve WithRoast chicken, grilled steak or pork or veal chops.