Mushroom Fricassee with Fresh Herbs


Traditionally, fricassee recipes involve sauteing and simmering meat in a creamy sauce. Here, we transform the same technique into a side dish format with a mushroom fricassee recipe that's topped with plenty of fresh herbs.

Mushroom Fricassee with Fresh Herbs
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
4 scant cups


  • 2 pound assorted fresh mushrooms, such as cremini, button, shiitake, chanterelle, porcini, oyster, and/or morels, cleaned and tough stems trimmed

  • 2 tablespoon walnut oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup finely chopped shallots (4 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup Madeira or chicken broth

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  • 1 - 2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley


  1. Leave small mushrooms whole, halve medium-size mushrooms, and quarter large mushrooms (12 cups). In a very large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the walnut oil and 11/2 teaspoons of the butter over medium heat. Add 6 cups of the mushrooms; cook about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to color, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mushrooms to a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining mushrooms, oil, and butter. Add the shallots, garlic, and reserved cooked mushrooms to the skillet; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes more or until the mushrooms are golden and the shallots are tender. Stir in salt and pepper.

  2. Remove from heat; add the Madeira. Return to heat; simmer about 3 minutes or until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Stir in the cream, chives, and rosemary. Cook about 2 minutes or until cream is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with snipped fresh parsley; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
14g Fat
9g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8.4mg 42%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 581mg 12%
Folate, total 35.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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