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Published April 13th 2013
Get that meaty, hearty dish into your belly
It is true that steaks are a luxury in today's world, especially when one is a poor uni student with not much time to cook up a storm in the kitchen, ending up in living on Mi Goreng for most of the week.
However, there are times when one must make room in their busy schedule and treat themselves with some real food, that is not only delicious but also fulfilling and pleasing to a starving tummy.
This recipe is a beautiful way of getting all the nutrients you need to be healthy, active and satisfied. What makes this tasty dish even better is the fact that you can make your own mushroom sauce from scratch (and it does not take too long to cook it up)!
4 medium-sized pieces of beef steak (Scotch Fillet) Lettuce (as desired) 1/2 packet of Haloumi cheese - cut up into small cubes Salt and pepper to taste
10-15 mushrooms - finely sliced 2 tbsp olive oil A handful of thyme spice - finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic paste (alternatively, you can use 1 garlic clove - crushed)
250-300 ml thickened cream
Note: Cook the steak to your liking - rare, medium-rare, or well done. It depends on your taste.
Heat up a frying pan with olive oil sprayed over the base.
Add the pieces of steak onto the pan. Cook until golden brown. Set aside (covered).
With the mushroom sauce, line the base with a couple of drops of olive oil. Add the chopped mushrooms into a saucepan.
Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to ensure the mushrooms attain a caramelized glaze. Cook for about 5-8 minutes.
Follow up this process with the thyme, garlic paste/mashed up cloves and give the mixture a good stir. Continue heating the mixture on high heat till the mushrooms have softened.
Present this tasty dish on a plate by placing the steak pieces drizzled with mushroom sauce on top and add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lettuce and grilled haloumi cheese on the side and prepare yourself for a king's meal!