Healthy Recipes

Chef Irvine Beefs Up Your Physique

If it's red meat you crave, this protein-packed meal has your name all over it.

steak and mushrooms
Calories 686
Protein 72g
Fat 33g
Carbs 15g

There’s no more satisfying way of getting your protein fix than with a thick hunk of juicy red meat. Add a side of savory sautéed mushrooms and shallots and you have a steakhouse-quality treat for your whole family, or enough for you for a whole week.

Steak Au Poivre with Mushrooms Servings: 6
You'll need
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 shallots, thin julienned
  • 1 lb crimini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
  • 3 oz brandy
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 oz heavy cream
  • 6 strip steaks (8 oz)
  • 4 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • sea salt to taste

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1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil, then add the shallots and all the mushrooms. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until mushrooms are slightly caramelized. Deglaze carefully with the brandy (it can catch fire).
2. Add the thyme and heavy cream. Continue to cook the mushroom-shallot mixture and allow the cream to reduce in the pan for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. Heat 2 large pans on high heat and split the 1/4 cup of oil between the pans. Crust the beef with cracked black pepper on one side only. Season with salt. Place the steaks in the hot pans, crust-side down, and sear for 3 minutes.
4. Flip the steaks and sear for another 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook to desired temperature. Tent loosely with foil and let rest for 3 minutes before serving with mushrooms.