Monday, May 26, 2008

Grilled Steak with Portabella Mushrooms and Steak Sauce from Rachael Ray

First of all I'd like to thank everyone for all of the wonderful comments on my last entry. I really appreciate the recipes and the questions. I was asked where I got the Soyrizo, I got it at a local store here called Sunflower Markets. Someone also noted I got my beans from the mark down bin, ABSOLUTELY! I love the scratched and dented stores and anything on clearance.

I recently got a new camera from the SO for my birthday, which is coming up this Friday. It is fabulous but I am still getting used to it, so some of the photos are not so great, but I am getting much better.

This recipe is from Rachael Ray's magazine. You could always use bottled steak sauce but the sauce made from this recipe is really delicious. The SO does not eat steak but he used some of the sauce on his burger and he approved! First things, get your grill preheating.

grab some shallot and garlic

give it a rough chop. You will be zapping this in a food processor so you don't need to be too precise.

Instead of allspice I used Garam Masala

I just started keeping raisins in my pantry and I find I use them a lot.

Add those first few ingredients to a pan with a little water and let it simmer.

while that simmers grab your portabella mushroom caps.

you want to remove all those gill like pieces

just take a spoon and give it a scrape, remove the stem as well.

so you end up with something like this.

I wanted to serve this with some salad so I got some baby spinach.

and some dressing.

give it a toss and then its time to finish the steak sauce

I love worcestershire sauce. It adds a great kick to so many sauces and meals. As a native of Western PA, I have to use good old Heinz ketchup.

puree the ingredients that were simmering on the stove.

I like mine a little chunky.

return it to the pan with the ketchup and the worcestershire sauce give it a stir and let it simmer.

season the mushroom caps with some salt and give them a light coating of olive oil. I prefer to use spray bottles for this so you don't use too much oil. I got that spray bottle from tupperware and was given another as a gift from a reader that I keep filled with walnut oil. I really recommend you get one, they are so useful.

season the steak in the same way.

get them on the grill. while they are grilling plate your spinach and your steak sauce. When the meat is done let it rest a few minutes while you slice up the mushroom.

I am glad I made more steak sauce because as I said, it was great on burgers and I really liked the fresh taste. I would definitely make this again.


  1. What cut of steak is that? This looks too yummy!
    When is your wedding??? I've looked, but I can't find the date.
    And happy almost birthday. Do you think you have enough going on?


  2. Okay so he eats burgers but not steak? doesn't he realize they both come from a cow? :) :) That looks really good though I don't like to many raisins in my food. I love to eat them by themselves though. Kind of odd I know.

  3. That looks yummy. I will have to try that steak sauce. I have no problem eating steak.

  4. I always scrap the inside of mushrooms out too but Bryan always say "you're scrapping out all the flavour" bla bla bla. Funnily enough his stuffed mushrooms always taste better than mine....sigh.
    The sauce sounds great. Will have to try it.