Strip Steak with Mushroom Ragout

06 Jun

When I first met the other half of WE, he had a serious dislike for mushrooms. I have since, successfully converted him. I actually caught him, tonight, eating the mushroom ragout with a spoon. (ahh…the small victories)

The ragout works well with a number of meats and cuts. Lamb chops, steaks, tenderloin, as well as chicken.

Mushroom Ragout


2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 shallots, diced

8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered

8 ounces white mushrooms, quartered

8 ounces oyster mushrooms, torn into pieces (note: if you can’t find oyster mushrooms, you can use  12 ounces each of the shiitake and white, the flavor is still amazing)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 bottle of dry red wine

8 cups of beef broth

1 Tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried


Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Add oil, and the shallots. Saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and saute about 4 minutes. Add the wine, broth and thyme. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture has reduced and is sauce-like. About 60 – 90 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper if needed.

You can use this immediately or store in fridge until ready to serve – bring to a boil to re-heat. Will keep in fridge for 3 days.




Posted by on pmpMon, 06 Jun 2011 20:41:50 +000041Monday 4 , 2011 in Recipes


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4 responses to “Strip Steak with Mushroom Ragout

  1. thefooddoctor

    ampTue, 07 Jun 2011 00:08:12 +000008Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    small vectories indeed…
    same thing happened with my husband..but his favorite is beef straganoff

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpTue, 07 Jun 2011 18:07:03 +000007Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Oh I LOVE beef stroganoff. It is one of my favorite dishes that my mom makes. . .

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    ampTue, 07 Jun 2011 05:46:28 +000046Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Sounds wonderful. Mushrooms go so well on so many things. Glad hubs came around.

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpTue, 07 Jun 2011 18:08:16 +000008Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      I am glad he did as well, since I too think mushrooms go well with many many things. If he was going to be with me, he was going to either have to learn to love them too, or do a heck of a lot more cooking. 😉


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