Portabella Consommé or Light Stock
This stock is delicious in vegetarian soups and other dishes that call for chicken or veal stock.
* 4 cups water
* 2 6-ounce packages Phillips Portabellas, chopped
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
Place the portabellas and 4 cups water in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn down the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Strain the liquid into a smaller saucepan and add the soy sauce, salt and sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 6 months.
Makes 4 cups