Shared steak with shiitake mushroom sauce



5 min


2 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 7 minutes, Broiling Time: 8 minutes, Standing Time: 5 minutes
Shared steak with shiitake mushroom sauce


  • 350 g rib-eye or top sirloin steak , about 1-in. thick
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder , optional
  • pinch salt
  • pinch coarsely ground black pepper
  • 350 g mixed fresh mushrooms , such as shiitake, cremini and oyster
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce , or 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 green onion , thinly sliced


  • Bring steak to room temperature. Place oven rack about 3 in. (7.5 cm) from broiler. Preheat broiler. Set a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush steak all over with oil. Sprinkle both sides with five-spice powder, salt and pepper, then rub in. Then place steak on rack.
  • Discard stems from shiitake mushrooms. Thickly slice caps. Thickly slice cremini and oyster mushrooms. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add shiitake and cremini mushrooms. Stir often until softened around edges, 5 to 7 min. Stir in oyster mushrooms, brandy, hoisin and green onion. Stir often until very bubbly, 2 min. Remove from heat and cover.
  • After you start mushrooms cooking, place steak under broiler. For medium rare, broil until beef gives slight resistance when pressed with your finger, about 4 min per side. Remove to a cutting board. Let rest 5 min before slicing and placing on one or two warmed plates, depending on how you are going to share. Spoon mushrooms and sauce overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 537,
  • Protein
  • 35 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g,
  • Fat
  • 36 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 299 mg.
Wine Pairings

Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec (Argentina, $20)A chewy, substantial red is the perfect pairing for steak. Here, dried plum and berry flavours mingle with desert-breeze sage and spice scents.

(Available BC AB ON QC)

Steak and mushrooms are the ultimate flavour pairing. Keep it romantic and lovingly share one thick steak.

Even Easier

Use sliced button mushrooms in place of mixed mushrooms called for in recipe.