(Yield: 4 servings) SIGNATURE SAUCE
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 small shallots, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Merlot, or red wine ¹
1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, divided
4 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, stemmed and sliced ²
1 bouquet garni: (usually includes 2 bay leaves, 4 branches
thyme, 4 sprigs parsley), or 1-1/2 teaspoons
dried bouquet garni herbs
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons rosemary needles, chopped
¹ If you avoid alcohol, try substituting 1/2 cup unsweetened red grape juice and 5 ounces water.
² Use fresh mushrooms, do not substitute dried shiitakes. You may use cremini mushrooms as a substitute.