Mushroom "Soy" Sauce

Mushroom Soy Sauce, DIY Pantry
Mushroom "Soy" Sauce
This is a dead-simple condiment (with some serious mushroom funk) that Christian Puglisi of Relæ in Copenhagen, Denmark, calls "pure liquid umami." Use a few dashes to finish pastas, add a spoonful to wilted greens, or brush with butter onto cooked fish. See the recipe for Mushroom "Soy" Sauce »Andre Baranowski

This is a dead-simple condiment (with some serious mushroom funk) that Christian Puglisi of Relæ in Copenhagen, Denmark, calls "pure liquid umami." Use a few dashes to finish pastas, add a spoonful to wilted greens, or brush with butter onto cooked fish. This recipe first appeared in our 2015 SAVEUR 100.

Mushroom "Soy" Sauce
This is a dead-simple condiment (with some serious mushroom funk) that Christian Puglisi of Relæ in Copenhagen, Denmark, calls “pure liquid umami.”
Yield: makes 3 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. sliced white button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. fine sea salt
  • Cheesecloth

Instructions

  1. Toss mushrooms with sea salt; let sit 1 hour. Transfer to a cheesecloth-lined colander set over a bowl. Gather edges of cheesecloth; squeeze mushrooms dry and save for another use. Chill sauce up to 2 weeks.