Recipe: British Herbed Steak with Parmesan Porcini Mash2 min read
This hearty fall dish riffs off the classic British steak and chips, working in some healthier ingredients and amplifying the flavor. Porcini mushrooms add a rich, savory element, and creamy cannellini beans add fiber and extra protein to the mash. Sirloin steak is relatively low in fat, and contains all the essential amino acids necessary for immune function, cellular repair, and muscle growth. Steak also offers a bounty of B vitamins, as well as selenium and zinc. This protein packed dish will keep you satiated and satisfied, and comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal option. Serve it with a fresh green salad for a well-rounded and delicious meal.
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 small yellow potatoes, diced
- ½ cup dried porcini mushrooms, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 1 can cooked white cannellini beans, drained
- ¼ cup ground parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 sirloin steaks (about 3-4 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
- Flaked sea salt (like Maldon) and black pepper to taste
- In a pot, add the potatoes, mushrooms, and ½ the garlic. Cover with 1 inch of water, and add a big pinch of salt. Bring up to a boil, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
- Add the beans, parmesan cheese, ghee, and 2 tablespoons cooking liquid to the pot with the drained potatoes. Mash the potato porcini mix with a fork or a potato masher. Season to taste with salt and pepper. For a looser texture, add a bit more cooking liquid as needed.
- Pat the steaks dry, and season on both sides with the rosemary, thyme, and salt and pepper.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil, then add the steaks. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side (depending on how you like your steak). Keep in mind it will continue to cook as it rests. Transfer to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.
- To serve, spread the potato mash onto a platter, and arrange the steak slices on top. Spoon any herbs and pan drippings from the steak over the slices. Sprinkle with a bit of faked sea salt if desired. Enjoy!