Just a little of this colorful sauce will turn any meat or poultry dish into something special. Try it on poached eggs, too, or as a sauce for pasta or rice.
Melt the butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shallots and mushrooms and saute until tender, about 5 or 6 minutes. Whisk in the flour, then add the stock and stir until smooth. Simmer over low heat until the sauce is thick, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and herbs and simmer 5 to 10 minutes longer. Season to taste and serve immediately.
Yield: About 1 1/2 cups of sauce.
From The Complete Book Of Sauces by Sallie Y. Williams