tonight we're having polish cabbage rolls (golabki) and instead of the usual tomato sauce to go with them, i decided a mushroom sauce would be better. it took about 10 minutes to cook, even less time to prepare and smells and tastes delicious.
things you will need:
about 10 small to medium sized button mushrooms (washed and sliced)
5 dried porcini mushrooms
2 tablespoons of sour cream
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
what you will need to do:
soak the porcini mushrooms in about 3/4 of a cup of boiling water and let stand for a good 45 minutes (you want to infuse the water with the mushroom flavour). once you're ready to start your sauce, melt a couple of decently sized pats of butter in a medium sized pan and sauté the sliced button mushrooms until they're brown. sprinkle some sea salt and add freshly ground pepper for taste. then pour in the porcini mushrooms and water, and bring to a boil. keep this going for about 5 minutes, then add 2 generous tablespoons of the sour cream and stir to combine. keep this going for another 2 or 3 minutes until it starts to look nice and saucy. to thicken the sauce, sprinkle a few teaspoons of plain flour and stir to combine. keep tasting to ensure the sauce is flavoursome enough (add more salt and pepper as you see fit) and remove from heat. spoon generously over your cabbage rolls (or steak!) and enjoy immediately!