Recipe: Truffle mushroom steak

A steak doesn’t always need an actual sauce. This luxurious combo of truffle oil and pan-fried large brown mushrooms on a perfectly cooked matured steak are the stuff dreams are made of.

 

Ingredients:

  • (serves 1, adjust accordingly for more people)
  • 300 g aged steak of your choice, boneless
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt & pepper
  • 30 g butter
  • a few large brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 sprigs thyme, woody stalks discarded
  • a few drops of truffle oil (or truffle flavoured oil)

 

Method:

  1. Drizzle the steak with oil and season with salt & pepper. Braai over hot coals or grill in a piping hot griddle pan, until cooked to your liking (3,5 minutes a side for a 3 cm thick steak, for medium rare). Remove and leave to rest while you prepare the mushrooms.
  2. Heat the butter over high heat in a pan, then fry the mushrooms with the thyme until golden brown on all sides. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from the heat, then add a few drops of truffle oil and stir to mix.
  3. Top the rested steak with the hot truffle mushrooms and serve at once.
Tamryn Sher
tamrynsher@gmail.com
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