[LOW] 3 min + 1 min + 30 min + 10 min
300 g mushrooms (cremini, maitake, trumpet or mixed), stemmed and cut into thick slices
3 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1 cluster shimeji mushrooms, stemmed and separated
1 medium onion, sliced
2 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 bay leaf
1½ tablespoons (20 g) unsalted butter
2⅞ cup (700 ml) milk
⅜ cup (100 ml) heavy cream
Add butter and garlic in the pot and sauté over [LOW] heat for 3 minutes or until fragrant.
Once fragrant, add in anchovy and sauté over [LOW] heat for another minute.
Add in mushroom, onions, salt, bay leaf and lightly stir. Cover and simmer over [LOW] heat for 30 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and puree sautéed vegetables until smooth using a blender.
Add in milk and heavy cream and continue to stir. Transfer back to the pot, cover and simmer over [LOW] heat for another 10 minutes. Finish with chopped chives for garnish and serve.
You can forgo Step 5 and use the paste as pâté.
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