This savory condiment has an intense Umami flavor.
Condiments like this have been enjoyed in Europe and Asia for centuries.
It works well for soups, stews and gravies. This can be your new secret weapon when a dish needs a flavorful punch.
In a non-reactive bowl place mushrooms in layers and sprinkle with salt.
Cover mixture with cling wrap, and leave in a cool place for 24 hrs.
Stir mixture and press it down with wooden spoon as it macerates.
Put the dried porcini into a small bowl and pour about 250 ml bowling water over them let them soak for an hour.
Scoop porcini out with slotted spoon.
Line sieve with muslin and strain liquid through it into a pan.
Put sliced mushrooms and their liquid into pan.
Add Porcini, and rest of ingredients including spice bag.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring until mixture becomes very thick.
Remove spice bag, blend mushroom mixture in bender until very smooth, in batches if necessary.
Return to boil and simmer 5 minutes.
Pour into sterilized bottles and seal
Allow flovor to mature for a week before using
Great light fare for summertime menu
In large mixing bowl, pour water over cracked wheat.
Let mixture stand 20 minutes to allow wheat to become soft.
Add the chopped herbs and vegetables to bowl and toss to mix.
Combine oil, lime juice, salt, peppermolases, and pepper sauces in a bowl. Mix well.
Add to wheat mixture, mix well.
Chill and serve.