Mushroom duxelles

Mushroom duxelles
A duxelles consists of finely sliced mushrooms cooked in butter with shallots.

It is more of a preparation than a dish in its own right, which can be used in other recipes.
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Last modified on: May 10th 2023

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Prepare 500 g mushrooms, slice them and sprinkle them with the juice of ½ lemon and mix well.


Stage 2 - 4 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Prepare 2 shallots and slice thinly.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Melt 30 g butter in a large pan. When good and hot, add the shallots.

Salt and pepper, then cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Add the mushrooms, salt again and mix well.

Cover and cook for 1 minute.

Stage 5
Mushroom duxelles
Take the lid off and you will see that the mushrooms have given off a lot of liquid.

Stage 6 - 15 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Cook until all the liquid has evaporated, stirring from time to time.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Mushroom duxelles
Take off the heat, add the chopped parsley and mix well.

Stage 8
Mushroom duxelles
Your mushroom duxelle is ready and can be used right away or kept in a sealed container in the fridge, or frozen.
If you prefer a finer texture, chop the mushrooms very small (or mince) instead of slicing them.

This is a very old recipe, dating pack to the 17th century, invented in France by François Pierre de La Varenne, cook to the Marquis d'Uxelles, hence the name.
2 or 3 days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
430 Kcal or 1,800 Kj17 gr34 gr25 gr
22 %6 %3 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
67 Kcal or 281 Kj3 gr5 gr4 gr
3 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 450 g : 2.94 €

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