BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Mushroom Steaks

  • Prep Time 35 minutes (including marinating)
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Estimated Cost $2.50
  • 32 Comments

I spent last week in NYC. I had a few meetings, caught up with old friends, and went to the set of The Rachael Ray Show to shoot a few scenes for Young & Hungry (tune in on March 9th at 8/7 Central on Freeform to see it--I'll also be in the episode!).

One evening after working all day, I met up with my NYC-living friends, Jocelyn and Lisa for dinner in Brooklyn at a great restaurant called Flatbush Farm. As the name suggests, the menu was focused on farm-to-table dining; seasonal, fresh, and rustic. 

We decided to share a few entrees, and one of them was a "Carrot Steak." When the dish arrived, it looked to be some thickly sliced carrots that had been roasted, and topped with a hearty grain and kale salad. It was a delicious vegetable dish (and one which I would probably order again) but it did not in any way resemble steak.

I don't have a problem with calling foods something they are not (I often call cauliflower everything from tortillas to rice to pizza), but I do feel strongly that if you are going to do that, you should at least make an effort to serve the food in the same manner as the food you are referring to. Even though the carrot steak we ordered was quite tasty, the restaurant hadn't quite accomplished this.

With this in mind, I was inspired to turn the enormous King Oyster mushrooms I bought recently into the steaks I knew they could be. I first discovered the meaty potential of King Oyster mushrooms when I turned them into mushroom bacon a few months ago.

Because mushrooms are meaty but not naturally juicy enough to resemble steak, I knew I needed to add moisture and a bit of umami flavor. To accomplish this, I plunked them, halved, into a simple marinade of soy sauce, smashed garlic, brown sugar, black pepper, olive oil, and water.

After marinating for about 30 minutes (I could have left them in for longer but didn't want them to start to break down), they went into a hot cast iron (my favorite way of cooking steaks of any kind).

After getting a good long sear, the steaks get flipped and topped with about half of the marinade, just ensure they get as much flavor and moisture as possible.

After a good long sear, the get a little fresh parsley. Not required, but adds lovely color and flavor.

If you really want to put it over the top, add a little vermouth or broth to the empty pan and scrape up those delicious brown bits to make a quick pan sauce (this is optional but quite recommended).

And over the top it goes, giving the 'shrooms a steaky glaze.

These "steaks" make a great side dish, but I dare you to try them as an entree, maybe with some mashed potatoes and seared broccolini or creamed spinach. I think you'll find that the steaks' meaty texture and juicy, umami flavor is more than enough to satisfy carnivorous cravings. 

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup soy sauce or tamari Pantry
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed Pantry
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Pantry
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey Pantry
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for cooking Pantry
  • 2 very large or 4 medium King Oyster mushrooms (the ones pictured measure about 9 inches in length), halved lengthwise $1.50
  • 1 small handfull fresh parsley, chopped (about 1 tablespoon chopped) $1 for a bunch
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth, vermouth or other wine (red or white) optional

Recipe Serves 2

Directions

  1. Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a wide, shallow dish.
  2. Place the mushrooms in the dish, flat-side down.
  3. Cover the dish and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat enough olive oil to thinly coat the bottom of a large frying pan (preferably non-stick) over medium-high heat.
  5. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade and shake off excess. Reserve marinade.
  6. Cook flat-side down in the pan for 8-10 minutes, until very brown (check periodically to avoid burning).
  7. Flip and let cook for another 2-3 minutes to sear.
  8. Add about 1/2 of the marinade to the pan and cook until it is almost completely absorbed.
  9. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and top with the parsley.
  10. If you want to make a pan sauce, add the broth, vermouth, or wine, and stir, scraping the brown bits off the pan and into the liquid. 
  11. Once the sauce has thickened (about a minute), pour it over the mushrooms. 
  12. Serve warm. 

Leave a Comment

Textile help (For formatting your comment)

What They're Saying

nainasinha chandigarh escorts, on Mar 4, 03:33 AM, wrote:

I am Naina Sinha, a broad-minded, experienced model escort with drool-worthy body and assets.sadaddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

Quickbooks help, on Mar 5, 10:18 AM, wrote:

Our Quickbooks help number is 1-877-916-7666 and it is applicable to all parts of the country. Explain your issues to our qualified engineer who gives you authentic solutions without any delay. You can contact our helpline anytime you need help with your Quickbooks.

Female call girls in lucknow, on Mar 12, 02:10 AM, wrote:

Call Girls in Lucknow are not bound to listen to anything that you say. With such a feeling, you will definitely get the sex but not the satisfaction. In the end, these call girls are human too and they deserve the care and compassion.
https://www.escortsserviceingurugram.in/call-girls-in-lucknow/

AOL mail support phone number, on May 4, 12:13 PM, wrote:

AOL email is different and superior to other email service providers available in the market. It has a lot of features with shared messaging, anti-spam, chat, fastest and secure servers, easy to use UI and ongoing feature enhancements and updates

Instagram Affiliate Marketing, on Jun 1, 04:26 AM, wrote:

It is the most profitable way to make money online. It is one of the oldest digital marketing where you refer someone to any online product and when that person buys that product you will get a commission. This is the process for affiliate marketing And it requires a retailer.

small satellite launcher, on Jun 18, 02:45 PM, wrote:

I love mushrooms. Be sure to try this recipe. I wanted to ask, are there experts in the field of the space industry? Advise online resources where I can learn more about satellites. Thank.

Kanika Chennai Escorts, on Jul 14, 03:32 AM, wrote:

Kanika Rani is Indian female Escorts in Chennai who runs the most trusted escort administration for a long time. Here you will find the graceful Call girls In Chennai to spend your precious time with them. She is well-known escort lady who serves genuine high-quality services to the individuals. then hire our Chennai Independent Escort and make the most romantic and erotic moments with these pretty models.
http://www.beautyofchennaiesorts.com
http://www.kritikadaas.in
https://avnibatra.in
http://www.aushima.in
http://chennaiescortgirls.com
http://www.elitekolkataescorts.co.in
http://www.priyasehgal.in
http://www.hejal.in
http://www.kolkataescortsservices.com
http://www.passionateahmedabadescorts.com
http://www.kolkataescortsservices.com
http://www.escortsinahmedabad.com
http://www.neharani.com
http://www.sonalmitra.com

Artificial Jewellery, on Jul 16, 02:55 AM, wrote:

The information you shared with us was very helpful, thank you very much. Great post, Thanks for providing us this great knowledge, Keep it up.

배트맨토토, on Aug 11, 09:09 AM, wrote:

Wonderful article! We will be linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the good writing. 배트맨토토 https://www.betmantoto.pro

토토사이트, on Aug 11, 09:12 AM, wrote:

Ahaa, its good discussion about this post here at this webpage, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here. 토토사이트 https://www.totosafeguide.com

yahoo support number, on Sep 16, 11:46 PM, wrote:

your mushroom sticks dish looks damn awesome

udaipur escort, on Sep 28, 02:26 AM, wrote:

travelers encountering the business city. We are similarly giving you autonomous UDAIPUR Escorts youngsters. These bewitching females are understudies operators, models out for a venture they get a kick out of the opportunity to be companions.

free movies, on Sep 29, 02:34 AM, wrote:

hy

The information you shared with us was very helpful, thank you very much. Great post, Thanks for providing us this great knowledge, Keep it up.

help for yahoo, on Sep 29, 04:52 AM, wrote:

nice post

Satta Bazar, on Oct 6, 10:43 AM, wrote:

I always like to read a quality content having accurate information regarding the subject and the same thing I found in this post. Nice work

Yahoo customer service number 2020, on Oct 29, 10:49 PM, wrote:

Whenever you stuck with problems while working with Yahoo, you can give a call to Yahoo customer service number 2020. By contacting Yahoo, you can get all your problems fixed very easily. There are several other benefits you will be getting as a customer by calling on Yahoo support number.

fix yahoo error code 403, on Nov 11, 09:10 PM, wrote:

nice content

Yanon, on Nov 18, 03:31 AM, wrote:

Are you in need of professional hacking service? contact: CYBERVENOM6@GMAIL.COM His services are 100% safe and 100% guaranteed, they are professionals to satisfy one’s needs in hacking services such as
  • hacking of social networks in general, for example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype
  • Changes and updating of the university school
  • Hack university notes and transcripts
  • Clear criminal record
  • General hacking and database penetration
  • PayPal accounts verified hacking
  • Word Press Blogs hacking
  • Hack all social media accounts
  • Hack all Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile devices
  • clear credit score
  • Western Union MTCN and Moneygram Hack
  • Hacking and deleting videos and CCTV history
  • Hack bank logins, money transfer, credit transfer, clear credit records, credit repair report
  • Increase Facebook, Instagram followers and likes
  • Tracking and recovery of cars, mobile phones
  • Court of bank accounts
  • email account hacking
  • Website blocked hacking
  • delete YouTube videos or increase views
  • school transfer and forgery of certificates
  • Recovery of lost files or documents
    *Recovery of money lost to scam brokers or fruad
  • hacking of all bank details and credit card hacking
  • Clear fingerprints from all databases and servers on the website
  • bitcoin loading
    and other forms of hacking services.
    Reach him at: CYBERVENOM6@GMAIL.COM

Courtroom comedy, on Dec 18, 12:16 AM, wrote:

Post is very good its amzazing post I love them thanks for sharing.

카지노사이트, on Jan 15, 05:18 AM, wrote:

What is the sleep posture that I get drunk without knowing when my body is in good shape? <a href=“http://om987.com”>카지노사이트</a>

independent escort in Delhi, on Jan 19, 08:16 AM, wrote:

Very nice blog. Thanks for this.

Independent Escort in Delhi, on Jan 20, 07:47 AM, wrote:

Meet High Profile Delhi Escorts in Delhi, India.

Contact Yahoo customer support by phone, on Feb 9, 11:31 PM, wrote:

Yahoo customer service has two departments; one is customer assistance while the other one is technical assistance. If the issue is not technical in nature, you can get the standard customer service. On the other hand, there is an issue that needs proper attention and technical help; in that case, you need to call the technical Yahoo help-desk.

Canvas Tarpaulin, on Mar 2, 07:39 AM, wrote:

Canvas tarpaulins are fully waterproof and are being used as a superior shielding method for numerous tasks and activities. Canvas tarps are extremely quick and easily accessible at the cheapest rate.

Digital marketing course in Delhi, on Mar 6, 09:22 AM, wrote:

Get the best Digital marketing course in Delhi, for learning SEO, SMO and PPC course.

HOW TO CANCEL CLUB POGO SUBSCRIPTION, on Apr 5, 10:53 PM, wrote:

If you are a pogo users then you must have taken club pogo subscription to enjoy all the benefits that pogo games provides. It also gives you access to many other premium games which basic pogo user cannot play. But if you want you can also cancel your subscription all you need to do is look for how to cancel club pogo subscription and you will be able to get step wise solution for the same.

바카라사이트, on May 27, 09:12 PM, wrote:

Of course, your article is good enough, <a href=“https://bobolive.vip/”>온라인바둑이</a> but I thought it would be much better to see professional photos and videos together. There are articles and photos on these topics on my homepage, so please visit and share your opinions.

먹튀검증, on May 30, 11:45 PM, wrote:

In the past, I have looked at your writings and referenced your writings. Your writing is really good without any fuss.<a href=“https://remarka.kz/”>먹튀검증추천</a>

HOW ONE CAN RECOVER HACKED YAHOO ACCOUNT WITH SIMPLE METHOD, on Jun 9, 12:36 AM, wrote:

If you are a Yahoo user then you must have faced various errors and issues in your Yahoo mail but sometimes user gets panic when they notice malicious activity in their account which indicates that their account has been hacked. In this situation every user gets panic and doesn’t know what to do, well you can easily recover your hacked yahoo account by following some basic steps which will make your account more safe from these types of online threats.

무료야설, on Jun 12, 08:15 AM, wrote:

“You are too afraid of taking risks on a creative solution.”

<a href=“https://www.yasul.top” target=”_blank” title=“야한소설”>야한소설</a>

풀사롱, on Jun 12, 08:20 AM, wrote:

I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

<a href=“https://www.ophunter.net/” target=”_blank” title=“대딸방”>대딸방</a>

massageblue, on Jun 12, 08:23 AM, wrote:

An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought me dinner simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this topic here on your web site.

https://www.massage.blue