Mushroom Bordelaise

Mushroom bordelaise is a classic French dish that combines the earthy flavors of mushrooms with a rich, savory bordelaise sauce. As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I enjoy incorporating freshly harvested mushrooms into this indulgent dish. The combination of the tender mushrooms and the robust sauce creates a delightful umami experience that is sure to impress any dinner guest.


To make mushroom bordelaise, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh mushrooms – I prefer using a mix of cremini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms for a variety of textures and flavors.
  • Shallots – These small, mild onions add a subtle sweetness to the dish.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter helps to sauté the mushrooms and shallots to perfection.
  • Red wine – Choose a good quality red wine to infuse the bordelaise sauce with depth and richness.
  • Beef or mushroom stock – The stock forms the base of the sauce and adds depth of flavor.
  • Fresh herbs – I love using thyme and parsley for their aromatic qualities.
  • Salt and pepper – To season the dish to taste.


To start, I carefully clean the mushrooms and slice them to the desired thickness. Then, I finely chop the shallots and gather the rest of the ingredients. In a hot pan, I melt the butter and sauté the shallots until they become translucent and fragrant. Next, I add the mushrooms and cook them until they are golden brown and tender.

Once the mushrooms are cooked, I deglaze the pan with a generous amount of red wine, allowing the alcohol to evaporate and the flavors to concentrate. The beef or mushroom stock is then added, along with the fresh herbs, and the sauce is simmered until it reaches a luscious, velvety consistency.


I love serving mushroom bordelaise over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes or alongside a perfectly seared steak. The dish pairs wonderfully with a glass of the same red wine used in the sauce, bringing out the complex flavors of the meal.


Mushroom bordelaise is a dish that never fails to impress with its deep, satisfying flavors. Whether enjoyed on a cozy evening at home or served at a special dinner gathering, this classic French recipe is a true celebration of the exquisite taste of fresh mushrooms and the art of saucemaking. I highly recommend trying your hand at making mushroom bordelaise to experience its culinary magic firsthand.