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Sauce Florentine

No recipe image available.This sauce lends itself to chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes. But, is also hearty enough to accompany a fillet mignon.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups water
2 teaspoons beef, chicken, vegetable base or bouillon granules
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Add mushrooms and onion. Sauté until vegetables are softened.
  2. Add flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in water and the base or bouillon granules. Bring to a boil and add spinach and lemon juice. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Season with pepper to taste.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Serve.

Makes 2 1/2 cups.