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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Steak with Soy Braised Mushrooms

Is there any better combination than steak and mushrooms?  Well not in my humble opinion.

Last night everyone was finally home for dinner at the same time so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have some scotch fillets that I had recently purchased from one of those internet half price deals.  I had been burned one before with one of these deals, but I couldn't resist and purchased another one.  Thank goodness I did.  This steak was lovely - melt in your mouth tender (I hope the rest of what I bought is as good).

So, no history lessons here today, no trivia, just a recipe.

Steak and Soy Braised Mushrooms

Serves 4

1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 tbs mirin
200g enoki mushrooms, trimmed and separated
200g swiss brown mushrooms, quartered
4 x scotch fillet steaks
Salt and pepper
olive oil

In a frypan combine the soy sauce, mirin, and approx 1/3 cup of water.  Bring to a slow simmer.  Add the swiss brown mushrooms and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until starting to become tender.   Add the enoki mushrooms and simmer for a further 2 minutes.  At this point you can leave it on a very low simmer.

Season your steaks with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Heat a frypan to high heat.  Add a small amount of olive oil, and fry the steaks for 3-4 minutes each side for medium-rare, or until cooked to your liking.

I served the steaks topped with the mushrooms sauce, and with potato cubes and asparagus.

Garlic Potato Cubes ** 

4-5 potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
3 cloves crushed garlic
olive oil

Preheat oven to 220C.

Place the potato cubes into a large bowl.  Splash a generous amount of olive oil and 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic over the potatoes, mix well, ensuring that all the potato has been covered in the olive oil.

Place the potato cubes onto a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper.  Place in an oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lovely and golden.  Makes sure you turn them over at least once during baking.

** Make sure you start these before you start cooking the steak!!!!

This was a really lovely meal, the soy, mushroom combination was perfect for the steak.


  1. My husband loves garlic potatoes but scotch filet steak is way out of our price bracket and is not that tender in the UK. We have been spoilt by S.African meat which is hung well and tastes fabulous. This just makes my mouth water. Diane

  2. I really love the braised mushrooms! Love anything with mushrooms.

  3. I love enoki mushroom! You are right steak and mushroom is the perfect combination, add garlic potatoes and you have a match made in heaven.


  4. Mmm enokis are so good! I once bought three packets and all them all. Yes I know that's terrible lol

  5. This steak dinner sounds fabulous! I don't think we've ever tried scotch filets, but I'll definitely be on the lookout for them now!