Thursday, August 5, 2021

Pan Seared Steak with Mushrooms and Rosemary Recipe- Easy, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo and Allergy Friendly

Some recipes I feel guilty about posting, because I know there are some readers here who are struggling with the very most basic of grocery expenses, and then I go and post an expensive recipe. But I've been told that even with that, I should still post the occasional more expensive recipe because everyone deserves a treat, and even people struggling with grocery bills might decide to splurge on special occasions. Anyhow, that is something that I do too, and often when I splurge on a special occasion or when I need to do something nice for myself as self care I prefer to do so at home because I can get much more for my money that way than in a restaurant.

So this.

It's something I made for myself when I needed a pick me up after a hard week. I got some steaks from the meat counter at a local grocery store and had them slice them thinly. At first I didn't realize how many steaks I'd get from a certain amount of meat, but once I saw how thick each one was I had them slice each in half so I ended up with twice as many steaks as I thought I'd have.

I wanted a simple way to make these steaks that their flavor would shine through while not eating meat that only had salt as seasoning. I decided to go with mushrooms and rosemary because that was what was speaking to me at the time, and it was absolutely the right decision. It tasted heavenly. And, confession, because how could I do this with steak... it actually tasted good as leftovers reheated!!! I know, that's like blasphemy when it comes to steak, but I like blaspheming with my food. 

Most people don't want to eat at home when they want something nice for a special occasion/self care because of the amount of work and time it takes to make nice food from scratch, so this gets extra points because it was also pretty easy and quick to prepare, making it an easy choice for me. 

I use rosemary I forage in my neighborhood for this.

This recipe works for gluten free, and paleo diets and is free of most common allergens.

I made 3 steaks and that is why I wrote the recipe that way but it's quite flexible in terms of amounts, just not time.

Pan Seared Steak with Mushrooms and Rosemary Recipe- Easy, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo and Allergy Friendly

3 steaks
3 sprigs rosemary, divided 1-2 teaspoons or 2 springs rosemary, chopped
Black pepper, coarsely ground
4 tablespoons oil, divided (olive, coconut, or any other you want)
2 packages mushrooms

1. De-stem two sprigs of rosemary. Chop up as finely as you can.

2. Rub both sides of your steaks with rosemary, salt, and black pepper (amount is flexible and depends on how spicy or salty you like your food to be.)

3. Heat up a cast iron pan until hot, then add 2 tablespoons oil.

4. Sear each steak for 2 minutes on each side then remove from the pan.

5. Set steak aside. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

6. Chop your mushrooms.

7. In the same pan as the steaks, saute the mushrooms along with 1 sprig of rosemary in the steak drippings together with up to 2 more tablespoons of oil as desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.

8. Saute the mushrooms until your desired doneness. I like mine starting to get golden.

9. Let mushrooms cool for a few minutes, then top your steak with mushrooms.

Enjoy and try to not salivate too much!

What is your favorite treat dish or meal that you enjoy when you want or need a special meal? If you're a steak fan, how do you like it prepared? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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