What’s Cooking Wednesday: Steak and Porcini Mushrooms

Home of What's Cooking WednesdayI’ve always loved the combination of steak and mushrooms. It’s so hearty and the flavors just marry so well, don’t they?

This week’s What’s Cooking Wednesday is a very simple, delicious dish that can easily be served over rice or even with pasta (we’ll serve pasta with anything here), but we tend to eat it as a main course with fresh bread.

Steak and Porcini Mushrooms

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and quartered
  • 4 thin steaks, cut into strips or bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small package (20 grams) of dried porcini mushrooms
  • handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt to taste

1. Reconstitute mushrooms by placing in water for about a half hour. Drain and save liquid just in case you need it again.

2. Heat olive oil and then add onions and garlic, sauteeing until onions are translucent. Don’t let garlic brown.

3. Add steak and cook until just brown, about 2-3 minutes.

4. Add mushrooms and parsley and cook for another 2 minutes or so. If things look to dry, add just a bit of the mushroom liquid or even white wine, but the mushrooms usually provide enough moisture as they release their juices. Be sure to adjust for salt.

5. Serve hot with fresh bread or over rice or pasta.

Buon appetito!

14 Beans of Wisdom to “What’s Cooking Wednesday: Steak and Porcini Mushrooms”
  1. 02.11.2009

    MMMMM. Looks really good and sounds good and easy enough too that it could qualify then for MY kind of meal. Might even give it a shot today since it is Mandy’s birthday and that might be something she’d like. Plus, serving it with pasta -at least then there would be something the two little ones will “usually” eat with no hassles. Thanks for a great sounding recipe.

    Hope you enjoy it Jeni…and happy birthday to Mandy!

  2. Gil

    Looks as delicious as it sounds. Sauteed mushrooms are something we haven’t had in quite. We used to have them on a regular basis along with onions over hamburgers.

    Oh do I *love* sauteed mushrooms…mmm….

  3. 02.11.2009

    Looks delicious, my hubby would be pleased if I served him that. I think he would eat it with bread also. 🙂

    anne’s last blog post..Snowy Walk!!

    And so simple, Anne! I hope you and hubby enjoy 🙂

  4. I like this combo as well along with nice red wine. Yum!

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Blame it on Rain by Milli Vanilli

    Yes, it’s *great* with red wine…you can even throw some in with the meat if you’re feeling frisky 😉

  5. 02.11.2009

    Yum!! Simple and delciious- and I love how you don’t *overcook* the steak. Me likey my steak rare. No shoe leather in my house 🙂

    My Melange’s last blog post..It’s a Pizza Throwdown!

    Hah, we also have a policy against eating shoe leather 😉

  6. 02.11.2009

    I love that your recipes are always so delicious yet simple to make – which so embodies the spirit of true Italian cooking – something, it seems, that this country just doesn’t understand……

    (I made Carbonara ai carciofi Michelle again last night….YUM!!!!)

    I should’ve warned you about that artichoke dish…it’s a bit addictive 😉 I have to tell you sometimes I feel odd about posting some of our recipes b/c they’re *so* simple, but when I see that we make them every few weeks or so, I know they’re good enough to share even if they are basic 🙂

  7. 02.11.2009

    Wow this looks good! Even though I’m nearly vegetarian these days, I still love a marinated and grilled skirt steak. I’m going to try this one out! By the way, I made the spaghetti and artichokes the other night and it was so good!

    Ooh happy to hear it Jane! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  8. 02.11.2009

    Steak & mushrooms was my absolute favorite when I was about 12. I was growing at the time and I think my body just hungered for meat!

    Murasaki Shikibu’s last blog post..Rutabaga Mash Croquettes à la Japonaise

    Hmmm I wonder if I’m still growing 😉

  9. marcia

    Michelle … I know what I’m making tomorrow for dinner! Yum! Thank you!

    Hope you enjoy it Marcia 🙂

  10. 02.12.2009

    I love porcinis–they’ve got to be my favorite type of mushroom. And I can never say no to steak! Great dish.

    Maria’s last blog post..Troufes (Frozen Chocolate Truffles) for BloggerAid

    We’re definitely on the same page, Maria 😉

  11. 02.12.2009

    That looks delicious. I love porcini mushrooms.

    Me too 🙂

  12. Oh My – this looks DELICIOUS! And, something I can easily make in the truck. Eddie is going to be sooooo happy! Thanks for the recipe!

    Hope you enjoy bella 🙂

  13. 10.19.2009

    Olive oil, mushrooms, garlic, steak … who could ask for anything more! Oh yes, with parsley on top … fresh is best! My mouth is watering already and I might just go out and do this for dinner tonight. You’ve hit my tastebuds in the right place!
    .-= Cookie´s last blog ..The Beautiful Side of Healthy Eating =-.

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