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    Mushroom Sauce for Pasta (Low-Sodium)

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    duonyte's Note:

    Cookbook author Frances Levine created this recipe for her husband, who needed to follow a low-sodium diet. She suggests serving this over pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan. I also like a little fresh chopped parsley. Add garlic, thyme or other seasonings, as you please, or enjoy the pure goodness of mushrooms. I use whatever dried mushrooms I have on hand.

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    1. 1
      Soak the dried mushrooms in the hot water for at least 30 minutes. Remove the mushrooms, rinse and chop fine.
    2. 2
      Strain the soaking liquid through a coffee filter and reserve.
    3. 3
      Melt 3 tbl butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the rehydrated mushrooms and 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid and cook about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the fresh mushrooms, rest of the butter and freshly ground pepper, plus more soaking liquid if it looks dry. Cover and cook about 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more soaking liqiuid, if necessary. It should be moist, a little saucy, but not soupy.
    6. 6
      Serve with hot pasta and Parmesan cheese.
    7. 7
      Note: 1/4 oz of dried mushrooms is about 1/4 cup. The recipe calls for 30 minutes of soaking the dried mushrooms, but I feel you get a better result if you soak overnight.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2010


      I served this over angel hair pasta and loved it! I purchased a "gourmet blend" of dried mushrooms, and used that. I chopped these up finely, but I left the fresh mushrooms in larger pieces. So I cooked it a bit longer. Also, mine was still a little soupy, so I took 3 tbsp on the liquid out and whisked in 1 tbsp cornstarch. Then I stirred it back into the sauce, and the texture was absolutely perfect. I added garlic just as the onions were finishing, and also added some thyme and parsley. Wonderful meatless meal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mushroom Sauce for Pasta (Low-Sodium)

    Serving Size: 1 (196 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 182.2
    Calories from Fat 157
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.9 g
    Cholesterol 45.8 mg
    Sodium 12.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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    dried portabella mushrooms

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