Julia Child’s Sautéed Mushrooms in Madeira Sauce2017-08-02
Julia shows us an appetizing way of using mushrooms in a brown Madeira sauce, a traditional French recipe that is one of my favorites
About this recipeA delicious dish that Julia says can be used with a piece of filet mignon, or with sautéed chicken livers, or another piece of meat.
This dish is an old French style dish that you would find in traditional French restaurants, and it works beautifully at home for a nice diner
You may serve this mushrooms dish as a side dish, with meat, or even serve this as a main dish for a nice dinner !
Julia Child, we owe you respect
She acquired her knowledge while living in Paris and studying at the Cordon Bleu de Paris
Julia spent many years in Paris and discovered the French food, and while attending the Cordon Bleu, learned about French cuisine techniques.
When she moved back to the United States, Julia Child published her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1", a masterpiece that is still a best seller that you still can find nowadays in all bookstores in the states. What an impressive undertaking !
To purchase online, see HERE
These three ladies met in Paris and started an informal school "L'école des trois gourmandes" (The School of the Three Food Lovers). Whenever Julia appeared on television, she kept the same name on a sticker on her chest.
After writing her book, Julia appeared on American television in a series called "The French Chef"
I learned about Julia Child quite late : While I was studying classes at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, my teachers mentioned Julia and her book. Coincidence: Julia lived in Pasadena and studied at the Cordon Bleu (but that in Paris). Here's a photo of my mug with that house:
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Julia in Paris
Le Film "Julie et Julia"
The movie tells the story when Meryl Streep (Julia Child) lives in Paris and then in the States
Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1" is a must-have...
To purchase online, see HERE
I initially thought the book would not be very useful, to be honest. However I changed my mind : it is very useful ! Julia captured the traditional recipes, and this information is important to us, food lovers
Modifications to the original recipeI modified a few things...
½lbs Button Mushrooms (227 grams)2 tablespoons of Butter1 tablespoon of Olive Oil1 Shallot⅓ Cup Madeira (77 grams)1 Cup Brown Sauce (270 grams)
Optionally1 teaspoon of Flour
You will need...
The Madeira Sauce
Madeira(⅓ Cup or 77 g) into a saucepan and boil it
3. Julia mentions that we want to boil it down until it has reduced by half (3 Tablespoons or 38.5 g).
However, as Madeiras are thicker in France, I think that you may want to reduce the liquid further until it has reduced to a third (2 Tablespoons or 25.6 g)
Madeira(⅓ Cup or 77 g) has reduced, add the
Brown Sauce(1 Cup or 270 g) and cook
on low heat
9. Julia's brown sauce recipe : Julia's recipe is HERE
10. An easier recipe : Julia mentions that if you don't have a brown sauce, you can always take a
chicken stockthickened with one tablespoon of
cornstarch, to mix in a blender, which will thicken while it cooks
The Brown Sauce
Optionally: thickening the sauce
The result and the pix
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