Peppery portobello steak

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

2 to 4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500 g sirloin or other tender steak , at least 1-in. thick, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 tsp butter , or sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small jalapeno , seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 250 g portobello mushrooms , about 2 large, sliced 1/2-in. thick
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cracked or coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 green onions , sliced

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large wide frying pan set over high heat. When sizzling, add steak and sauté 3 minutes on each side. As soon as steaks are well-browned but still very rare, remove to a plate.
  • Remove pan from heat and add butter. Swirl until butter is melted. Add garlic, jalapeño and ginger to butter. Reduce heat to medium. Return pan to heat and stir for about 2 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms and stir until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir sherry with red wine, cornstarch, black pepper and salt until blended. Add to mushroom mixture and stir constantly over medium heat until hot and thickened, about 4 minutes. Then return steak, including any juices, to pan.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and cook, stirring mushroom mixture often and turning steaks halfway through, for 8 more minutes. Steak should be cooked medium. Wonderful with basmati rice or chèvre mashed potatoes and baby carrots and broccoli.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 252,
  • Protein
  • 26.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg.

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