Steak and mushrooms are delicious. This dish is fast and easy to make. I enjoy it for a Saturday dinner. Pick up a few steaks, invite some friends over, serve them up with some beer or wine, and make a day of it.
There are a few tips to frying a good steak. I usually use a good cut of meat. T bone or prime rib seem to be about the best. You want your pan good and hot. It should be to the point where you can actually see steam or smoke coming from the pan. I often leave the pan on the stove, over medium high heat, for about 4 or 5 minutes. Once the pan is nice and hot, add the olive oil, followed by the steak, and allow it to fry without touching it. In other words, don’t flip it or play with it. As a general rule of thumb, 2 and a half to 3 minutes, on each side, will give you a medium rare steak, 4 minutes will be medium, and 5 to 6 will be well done. About 30 second before flipping the steak, add in a knob of butter, allow it to melt, and spoon it over the top of the steak. It is critical to allow the steak to rest for at least 15 minutes.
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- 1 steak (t bone or prime rib)
- olive oil
- 3 tbsp of butter
- 3 tbsp of beef stock (white wine or water substitute)
- 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary (optional)
- 5 button mushrooms
- Servings: 1-2
- Level: Moderate
- Time: 20 minutes
- Cuisine: American
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- Add the olive oil to a pan over medium high heat. Put the steak in and fry it for 2 1/2 minutes on each side (for medium rare). About 30 seconds before flipping the steak, add the butter in, allow it to melt, and spoon it over the uncooked side of the steak. Turn the steak over and repeat the process for the other side. Set it aside on a plate and allow it to rest. The steak should rest for about 15 minutes.
- Using the same pan, reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the pan. Put the mushrooms in and stir then until they are lightly browned – about 3 minutes. Then, add in the beef stock and Worcestershire sauce. Allow it to boil and cook until the liquid is reduced a little. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy your steak and mushrooms.