Mushroom Paste

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"This is a wonderful recipe I saw this being in made on A.B.C's The Cook and the Chef....... and just had to make this. My goodness it's worth the running around to find the particular type of mushrooms. The dicing should be about 2mm thick or thin. It should keep about 3 months in the fridge. Perfect to use on Bruschetta, or on top of pasta. Top with a little grated parmesan for pizza topping or risotto also. N.B. The amount of servings may be altered by what size jar you use. Makes 3 jars"

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (218 g)
  • Calories 193.4
  • Total Fat - 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2347.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 9.8 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 66 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Soak the dried porcini's in a bowl of warm water (just enough water to cover mushrooms). Then let sit for 20 minutes or until they are soft.

Step 2

Strain through a fine sieve reserving the liquid, squeezing out the juice and chop finely.

Step 3

In a large saucepan or sauté pan, heat the olive oil until warmed. Add the shallots and stir until fragrant, add the porcini and stir then the fresh herbs. Add the garlic and stir. Now add all the mushrooms and sauté until cooked adding salt. This takes a lot of time to cook completely.

Step 4

Deglaze pan by adding white wine then adding red wine vinegar and continue to cook until evaporated. Add the reserved porcini liquid and reduce until liquid has evaporated.

Step 5

Remove from heat, and pour into sterilized jars, (you can sterilize jars in the oven) let settle to get the air pockets out (knock the jar on the bench to help it along). Top with the extra oil making sure that the jar is full to the top. Seal jars while hot

Step 6

It should keep about 3 months in the fridge.

Step 7

Perfect to use on Bruschetta, in pasta sauces topped with a little grated Parmesan and basil, or tossed through warm potatoes, in risotto, or as a base for pizza. PS: If you are lazy you could probably food process the mushrooms but not to much, you want some texture.

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