Father’s Day is all about Dad and one of the best ways to treat him is to make him his favourite meal. So, whether he’s a brunch, breakfast, lunch or a lazy supper around the fire kinda Dad, The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association has got you covered.
Truffle mushroom steak
A steak doesn’t always need an actual sauce. This luxurious combo of truffle oil and pan-fried large brown mushrooms on a perfectly cooked matured steak are the stuff dreams are made of.
(serves 1, adjust accordingly for more people)
300 g aged steak of your choice, boneless
olive oil, for drizzling
salt & pepper
30 g butter
a few large brown mushrooms, sliced
2 sprigs thyme, woody stalks discarded
a few drops of truffle oil (or truffle flavoured oil)
Drizzle the steak with oil and season with salt & pepper. Braai over hot coals or grill in a piping hot griddle pan, until cooked to your liking (3,5 minutes a side for a 3 cm thick steak, for medium rare). Remove and leave to rest while you prepare the mushrooms.
Heat the butter over high heat in a pan, then fry the mushrooms with the thyme until golden brown on all sides. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from the heat, then add a few drops of truffle oil and stir to mix.
Top the rested steak with the hot truffle mushrooms and serve at once.
Also see Duck & Mushroom Pancakes recipe.