" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Simple Steak

We are all heading into the busiest time of the year right now, with shopping, decorating and entertaining.
It always good to have a reliable, quick to prepare dinner menu in mind for those unexpected guests or impromptu dinner party. Something that can be assembled at the last minute and not require hours of work.

Pan Roasted Steak is fits the bill perfectly. Easy, classic dinner party fare.
You don't need to go out in the cold and barbecue in order to serve juicy steaks during the winter. Done correctly steak can be just as flavourful done on the stove top.

While the steak is roasting you can make the Portobello mushroom side dish.

Add a baked potato, fresh green beans, a spinach salad, crusty bread and a bottle of red wine and you've got this dinner party covered!


Pan Roasted Sirloin with Creamy Portobello Mushroom & Onions.

  • Thick cut Sirloin steaks
  • ~olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • pepper and salt


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • Herbs De Provence to taste (or herbs of choice)
  • splash of white wine
Place butter and oil into a heavy frying pan and begin melting over medium-high heat. Continue until the mixture foams. (Butter burns at a low temperature, so the olive oil that burns at a higher temperature will keep it from burning allowing the steak to roast in in the butter.)

Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. When foam has subsided, place steaks in the pan and sear on first side until they’re well caramelized a deep brown color, about 10 minutes. Turn steaks and cook on other side for 10 minutes or so for medium-rare or according to your taste.

Meanwhile in another sautée pan melt butter and add mushrooms and onions.
Cook over medium heat until onions are softened and beginning to caramelize.
Add herbs and wine and stir well. Add cream and cook until thickened stirring occasionally.
Serve along side of the steak.

Wine Suggestion: Shiraz

Cheers!


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