This recipe for Quick and Easy Mushroom Sauce gives a taste of how easy it is to transform a simple Primal meal into something absolutely sensational.
Whether you’re a Primal veteran or you’ve just embarked on the 21-Day Challenge  to completely change the way you eat, this is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket. Why? Because knowing how to make this sauce is like having a secret weapon in the kitchen. You see, we all have our go-to meals, and if you’re Primal, some cut of meat is likely the centerpiece. While a good steak, pork chop, chicken drumstick or fish fillet never gets old, the same, routine preparation – night-in night-out – can get boring over time. The solution? A delicious, simple sauce that turns a ho-hum pan-fried steak into something restaurant-worthy, and an uninspiring piece of cod into something that will wow guests. Quick and Easy Mushroom Sauce is the perfect way to make the same old meal taste new again, and to turn lunch or dinner into a Primal feast.
This recipe is one of more than 100 new recipes for Primal sauces, salad dressings, condiments, dips, seasonings and marinades in a new cookbook available this coming December, Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings (learn more below). Made with easy cooking techniques and healthy, Primal-approved ingredients, every recipe in the book will add incredible flavor and additional nutrients to even the most basic meals. With the help of this cookbook “bland” and “boring” will never be uttered in your kitchen again.
In the meantime, keep bland and boring at bay by serving Quick and Easy Mushroom Sauce with your dinner tonight.
- 2 tablespoons fat (animal fat, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, butter) (30 grams)
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (230 grams)
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup chicken  or beef stock  (180 ml)
- 1 tablespoon butter (15 grams)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herb (try chives, parsley, basil or thyme) (15 ml)
Warm the animal fat/oil/butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet or saucepan. The pan should be large enough so that the mushrooms can be spread out in one layer. If the mushrooms are crowded on top of one another, there will be too much moisture and they won’t brown as well.
Add mushrooms and shallot. Saute until soft and golden, about 7 minutes. Stir occasionally, but not too much.
Add stock. Simmer rapidly for five minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in butter and fresh herbs.
Plate your basic meal.
Pour the delicious, fatty mushroom sauce all over the steak. Sink your teeth into this special meal.
Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings Coming Soon!
Grilled steaks or chops are admittedly great, but what if the right rub or marinade could make them outstanding? Broiled fish is among the healthiest of foods, but seafood dishes often cry out for the added flavor of a savory sauce. Nothing beats salads or steamed veggies for nutritional value, but why not make them more tempting—and even more nutritious—with a flavorful dressing loaded with antioxidants and nourishing fats? And while berries make a delicious snack, the right topping can make them a decadent dessert. Sometimes all it takes to transform an ordinary meal into a mouthwatering culinary masterpiece is an added rub, sauce, marinade, or dressing. Unfortunately, most traditional flavor enhancers contain sugars, trans fats, gluten, MSG, and other objectionable ingredients.
Following the remarkable worldwide success of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook  and The Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals , bestselling author Mark Sisson and chef Jennifer Meier team up again to present Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings. Based on the Primal/Paleo eating strategy that has been scientifically proven to help you burn off excess body fat, boost energy, and delay the aging process, Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings offers over 120 easy-to-prepare recipes with an almost infinite number of uses. Finally, you can bring rich and satisfying flavor to healthful meals while adding Omega-3 fats, powerful antioxidants, and other vital nutrients. And you don’t have to compromise great taste or spend hours slaving over complicated preparations. With options organized into convenient categories and presented with vibrant photos and simple directions, you’ll become a Primal kitchen whiz on everything from macadamia salad dressing, to brown butter sage sauce, to coconut milk whipped cream!