An undetectably vegan, thick and rich gravy. Mushrooms and shallots sautéed in olive oil and vegan butter, joined by sherry, thyme, and vegetable broth. The perfect gravy for special occasions - or any ol' time!
2tablespoonsvegan butterI like Melt or Earth Balance
1/8teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper + more to taste
2cupslow-sodium vegetable broth
1teaspoonfresh thyme leaveslightly chopped
2teaspoonssoy sauce or Tamari
Set a 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add olive oil and vegan butter. When the butter has melted, add the shallot, mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Saute shallot and mushroom, stirring occasionally, until tender and the moisture has cooked off, 10-15 minutes.
Add sherry and cook, stirring, until the liquid has cooked off, about 1 minute.
Add flour. Cook, stirring frequently, for three minutes.
Slowly pour in the vegetable broth while stirring. Add the thyme and soy sauce or Tamari. Bring to a low boil and let cook until thickened, 3-4 minutes. The gravy might seem a little thin at first, but it will thicken up as it sits and cools. If your gravy seems too thick, you can stir in a bit of broth.
Taste and add more salt and pepper if you like.
Serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate or freeze until it's time to serve. Gravy can be warmed over low heat on the stovetop. You may wish to add a bit of broth when reheating to thin it out.