:: Simple Steak with Mixed Forest Mushroom Sauce

June 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm 8 comments

I don’t eat red meat that often but when I do, I always make sure to do it right, it’s so worth putting in the extra effort for a really fresh piece of meat.  I made these delicious steaks for dinner the other day and they went down an absolute treat.  The rich mushroom sauce adds an extra moistness that could save even the driest steak!  My dad picked up the steaks while he was passing through Mitchelstown in Cork last week and it was well worth going the distance for a fine auld hunk of country meat. 

Simple Steaks with Mixed Forest Mushroom Sauce

Depending on the dried mushrooms you buy, you can use the water you soak them in as part of the stock added in this recipe- Simply substitute half the beef stock with the mushroom water.  If you don’t have dried mushrooms, they are not essential but give a real depth to the sauce, so feel free to substitute with any fresh mushrooms available to you. 

Serves 4 people
40g of dried mixed forest mushrooms.
4 steaks.
1 tablespoon of butter.
1 tablespoon of olive oil (plus a little extra for the steaks)
3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped.
1 onion, thinly sliced.
250g of button mushrooms, sliced thinly.
125ml of white wine.
250ml of beef stock.
4 tablespoons of cream.
A good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Rinse the dried mushrooms with water and then submerge in a bowl with warm water and leave for 20 minutes.  Prepare the steaks by drizzling them with a little olive oil, sprinkle over a generous amount of ground black pepper, cover and set aside.  When the dried mushrooms have finished soaking, heat a large pan over a medium high heat and add the butter and olive oil.  Fry the garlic and onion for 2 minutes, then add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until they become soft.  Add the white wine, continue to cook and reduce the liquid by half. Then add the beef stock and simmer for a further 2 minutes or until the liquid begins to thicken slightly.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream until combined.  Season with sea salt and black pepper and set aside.
Heat a large griddle pan over a high heat and cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes either side for medium rare steak, depending on thickness.  Remove the steaks from the pan and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.  Serve them with the tasty mushroom sauce and some steamed veg.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kimmie  |  June 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I worked with a mixed variety of dried mushrooms once. Some turned out fine, and others stayed kind of dry. Have you ever had this problem? This meal looks divine!

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  • 2. Memória  |  June 9, 2009 at 12:04 am

    YUMMY! I've been craving steak with mushroom sauce. This looks great!

    Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for the white wine?

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  • 3. Alexandra@Chefspiration  |  June 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I've got some steak sitting in the fridge and this sounds like a wonderful recipe to try 🙂 yumm…I just love mushrooms!

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  • 4. Donal  |  June 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Kimmie- Actually funny you should mention that one or two of the varities were a little dry- I would say to test them before you drain them.

    Hey Memória- Great glad you like it! You could just drop it out of the recipe but you won't really get the same flavour.

    Hey Alexandra- Me too hope you enjoy it!

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  • 5. Darius T. Williams  |  June 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Oh my how I love you – I love this recipe – looks simple and VERY delicious.

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  • 6. Melissa  |  June 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Oooh! This looks really tasty. I bet it would also be good fajita style. 🙂

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  • 7. Lauren  |  June 10, 2009 at 5:12 am

    What a delicious and healthy low carb meal! As soon as I can pick up mushrooms at Whole Foods, I'm trying this. Yum!

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  • 8. Rebecca  |  June 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I don't eat much red meat either…but my parents put a steak in my freezer that will have to be used shortly, this looks delicious!

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