Steaks with Mushrooms

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Simple but elegant: Beef steaks, topped with mushrooms that were sauteed in white wine and Madeira.

Ideal side dishes are pasta (as in the photo), french fries or pan-fried potatoes.


  • 4 beef steaks (preferably fillet steaks), ½ lb / 200g each
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb / 450g mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Madeira
  • ¼ cup / 60ml dry white wine
  • 1-2 drops of white truffle oil
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Set heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and the chopped onion. Cook until lightly browned.
  2. Add garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, cook until they start to release liquid, then turn heat up to high. Cook uncovered until liquid has almost evaporated, stir occasionally.
  4. Add white wine, Madeira and salt. Reduce until liquid has almost evaporated.
  5. Reduce heat to low, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Keep warm.
  6. Set frying pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil. Cook steaks, ca. 5-6 minutes per side for medium-rare 1 in / 2.5cm thick steaks.
  7. Remove steaks from pan, let rest for a few minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve the steaks topped with the mushrooms.

Preparation time, ca. 45 minutes

Yields 4 servings

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