Finally got around to writing this recipe up…
The other night I had some kangaroo skewers and a heap of mushrooms, ready to be used. I’d heard about mushroom gravy before, so I decided to give it a go myself.
- Veggies (I used squash, carrot, bok choy, lettuce)
- 2x kangaroo skewers
- Noodles (I used “Singapore noodles”
- Frying pan
- Kitchen spoon
- Cook veggies (in my case, all but the lettuce of course – that was just arranged on a plate at the end instead)
- What I SHOULD have done was cook the skewers first so I could use the juices from them in the gravy. Also, because I hadn’t cooked kangaroo skewers before so knowing when they were ready to eat while they were cooking in the gravy was a bit tricky. Using the gravy as the cooking “liquid” made it keep reducing as well, so I had to keep adjusting the flour-to-stock/water ratios (created higher possibility of lumps)… Ah well, live and learn.
- After making gravy and cooking skewers, cook noodles by adding them to pot of boiling water and letting them sit for a few minutes.
- Dish up onto a plate and serve. It was delicious.
How to Make Gravy (yes, I had part of the Paul Kelly song trying to play in my head while doing this – trouble is, I couldn’t remember most of the song…)
I used this recipe. (I swear I’m not being paid by taste.com or anything – they just have a lot of simple, easy-to-follow recipes – with minimal fancy ingredients that I don’t have/ need – on there.)
- Heat oil in frying pan, add mushrooms and garlic and cook until mushrooms are browned
- Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Slowly add stock, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
- Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens into gravy.
- Season with salt and pepper; adjust liquid quantity to achieve required consistency.
Recently I also saw another recipe for mushroom gravy that had a couple of extra ingredients, like tomato sauce, soy sauce and onion. It was Adam Liaw’s recipe in the Sunday Life magazine (02/04/17). He also had serving suggestions of what to try with the gravy… I’ll have to road test his version the next time I have mushrooms!