Mushrooms and minute steak
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Tamara West
Cutting into a large flat mushroom cooked this way is like cutting into a steak. Put the two together and you’ve got steak on steak.
- Heat the oven to 180C.
- Line a shallow baking tray with baking paper, leaving enough over-hang to make a paper case.
- Place mushrooms on the baking paper and dot each with pieces of butter. Mix together oil, lemon juice and soy sauce and drizzle over mushrooms. Enclose in the baking paper. Place in the oven and slow-bake for 30 minutes.
- When the mushrooms are nearly cooked, heat a frying pan over a very high heat (smoking is good). Rub the steaks with 1 Tbsp oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Pan-fry for 1 minute, turning once. Transfer to a warm plate, season with salt, cover loosely and rest for a minute.
- Place steaks on warmed dinner plates and top with mushrooms and all their juices. Serve with buttered noodles and a green salad.