Steak with Arugula and Balsamic Mushrooms

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Steak with Arugula and Balsamic MushroomsRecipe
Photo: Miha Matei
Makes 4 servings


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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound flank steak
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 bunches arugula, thick stems removed (about 6 cups)
4 scallions, thinly sliced


Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook to the desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until tender and browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the vinegar. Remove from heat and stir in the cream.

Divide the arugula, steak, and mushrooms among plates and sprinkle with the scallions.

Substitution: You can use almost any variety of mushroom in this recipe. Try smoky shiitakes (discard the woody stems), mild oysters, or a couple of juicy portobellos.

Created date

September 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 319
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Sugars 4 g
Fiber 2 g
Fat 20 g
Satfat 7 g
Sodium 552 mg
Cholesterol 59 mg