Marsala mushroom steak

Marsala mushroom steak

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Saronsberg SGGM 2014


  • 400 g sirloin steak
  • Sunflower oil, for rubbing
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • For the Marsala mushroom sauce:
  • 6 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 4 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200 g brown mushrooms, torn
  • 2 t rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1⁄2 cup Marsala

Cooking Instructions

Rub the sirloin with oil, salt and pepper. Heat a griddle pan until extremely hot and sear the meat for 1 minute on each side. Set aside to rest.

To make the Marsala mushroom sauce, fry the shallots in 1 T olive oil until transparent in the same pan used to cook the meat. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook over a low heat until caramelised. Set aside.

Fry the garlic, mushrooms, rosemary and bay leaves in the remaining olive oil, and season. Add the steak, cream and Marsala.

Flambé to cook out the alcohol and intensify the flavour. Cook the meat in the sauce for 5 minutes over a medium heat and serve.

Cook's note: Don’t forget that steak will continue to cook after you let it rest. Cardinal rule: do not overcook it! Follow these timings for perfect results. For rare (dark red meat with some juices flowing) 2.5 minutes on each side. For medium rare (pink meat with pink juices) 3.5 minutes on each side. For a medium steak (pale pink meat) 4.5 minutes on each side. For well done (slightly pink meat) 5 minutes on each side.

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    Adrian Gornall
    September 26, 2018

    What alcohol is there to flambé? I don’t see anything in the ingredients.

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      October 1, 2018

      Hi there Adrian,

      Marsala (the last ingredient on the list) is an Italian wine that provides the alcohol for the flambé:

      Happy cooking!