- Well Marbled or Lean Steak of your choice (Sirloin, Tenderloin, Ribeye, Wagyu etc…)
- 500g Mushrooms, sliced
- 500ml Cream
- 2-3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper (or to taste)
- ¾ tsp Sea Salt (or to taste, any Salt is fine)
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- ½ to 1 tsp Butter (optional, more flavour)
Bring steak to room temperature. Pat dry with kitchen towels. Season with sea salt and black pepper (grind them directly over steak to cover surface of meat).
Put some groundnut or olive oil into a flat surface pan, enough to sear the steak.
The pan and oil must be very hot in order to sear the meat and keep the juices in.
Leave meat in pan for 1.5 to 2 minutes on each side for rare (depends on the thickness of your steak).
Please do not turn the meat before required time. Let it cook and turn once to cook the other side.
The steak I have here is cooked at slightly more 1.5 minutes but below 2 minutes on each side. (Use a tong to hold the steak up and sear the fatty rind till brown).
When meat is done on the other side, add some small cubes of butter into the pan and spoon the melted butter and oil (which is in the pan) over the steak. This will give it the nutty brown colour and flavour.
Remove steak and set it aside to rest, spooning the pan juices over it.
You may tent it with aluminium foil to keep it warm and prevent drying out.
While the steaks are resting, clean and slice the mushrooms (500g).
Chop 2-3 cloves of garlic for use later.
I use about 1 tsp of the leftover oil in the pan from cooking the steak and 1 tsp butter to sauté the sliced mushrooms over medium high heat. Stir-fry till lightly browned.
Once mushrooms are browned, it’s time to reduce the heat and add cream.
Add cream to mushrooms and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring to prevent the mushrooms getting burnt. Do not over boil. Reduce heat if necessary. Once sauce is reduced by half, add in the chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper according to taste (remember that the oil from steak may be seasoned so be careful when seasoning the mushrooms now).
Cook for another one minute. Remove from heat and pour into a gravy bowl.
Plate the steak and serve warm with any sides like chips, baked potatoes, vegetables, whatever you fancy.
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