Now my children aren’t big steak eaters but if I cook it like this they devour it. You can cut the steak into strips if that makes it easier for you. Just make sure you cook the strips at a high heat very quickly. You don’t want them to braise, you want them to be nice and soft and moist. This will serve 2 adults and 3-4 children. My children love their steak with mixed mashed vegetables. You can serve it with whatever you like.
- 4 x pieces of rump steak (don’t be scared of the fat on the meat, that is flavour and moisture)
- 3 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 20g pack of dried porcini mushrooms
- 1 cup boiled water
- 300ml sour cream (you can use thickened cream if you prefer it) Make sure you take the cream out of the fridge when you start cooking so it’s not too cold when you add it in to the sauce to prevent it from splitting.
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup brandy or medium fortified wine
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or Extra Virgin Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- Salt and pepper
- Pour the boiling water into a jug (make sure it is 1 cup water) and add porcini mushrooms.
- Heat a large frypan to high heat.
- Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper.
- Add oil to the pan and make sure it’s hot. Place the meat in the pan and cook quickly. About 2-3 minutes each side. Take it out of the pan and put it on a clean plate and cover with foil.
- In the same pan turn the heat down to medium high, add butter, mushrooms and salt and pepper.
- Cook mushrooms for 2 minutes and then put the garlic in. Stir for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Stir in alcohol and worcestershire, scraping the leftover meat residue (flavour) from the bottom and stirring it in.
- Pour the juice from the mushrooms into the pan and boil for 2 minutes.
- Turn the heat to low and gradually stir in the sour cream a bit at a time.
- Pour the juices from the resting meat into the pan and add the porcini mushrooms. If the sauce is a bit too runny, simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is to your liking.
- Pour the sauce over the meat once it served on your dinner plate.