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Mushroom Catsup

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Salt
  • 3 lb Mushrooms (buy when you can
  • -get them on sale; when they
  • -are a bit brown or
  • -bruised!)
  • 2 c Beer
  • 1 tb Horseradish
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Yellow onion; peeled, stuck


2 -cloves
1 pn Each: mach; nutmeg,
-allspice, fresh ginger and
-garlic (Mrs. Glasse did not
-like garlic in this!)
1/8 ts Coarse ground black pepper

This wonderful sauce is from Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery Made
Plain and Easy. However, plain and easy those recipes are not! Mrs. Glasse
gives the measurements for everything but the mushrooms themselves. Typical
of old cookbooks! I worked out the following recipe for this delicious
sauce to be used for meats and added to gravies.

Put the salt over the mushrooms in a large stainless container. Set
overnight. Break up the mushrooms with your hands and simmer them, covered,
for a few minutes so that the liquor can come out. Wring the liquid out the
mushrooms using a coarse cloth such as cheesecloth or a potato ricer.
Reserve the liquid. Return the mushrooms to the pan and add the beer.
Simmer, covered, for l5 minutes. Strain the fluid from the mushrooms again,
just as before. Reserve the liquid. Discard the mushrooms and combine the 2
fluids in the pan.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, covered. Reduce by one
third. Strain through several layers of cheesecloth and place in bottles.
Cool and cork. Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 months.

Makes 2 cups.


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