Beef Rib Eye Stake with Portobello mushrooms
I was dreaming for the following recipe since the previous day. Sunday was a stake day, I had the stakes ready and just dreaming the way that I should cook them.
2 days ago I bought some huge Portobello mushrooms so I was sure that they would play their own part in this story. I woke up at around 1230-1300. The headache from last night’s hang over was unbelievable…but I was determined. Suddenly I heard noise on the kitchen….”Matinaaaaa” I shouted. Matina, the girl that is occupying our living room for the past weeks came in.
-What are you doing?
-Just cleaning the kitchen…
-(sigh of relief..) ok, good girl, get the stakes out of the freezer, leave them on the kitchen and get out of there….ill be up in 10 minutes to cook them
After half an hour and one Greek coffee I was still on the couch of the living room…
Eventually I went in to the kitchen and had a rough idea about how to cook those beautiful rib eye stakes we had.
RIB EYE STAKE WITH MUSHROOMS
- 2 beef rib eye stakes
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1 slice of garlic chopped
- 2 big Portobello mushrooms
- 1 spoon of English mustard.
- Salt and pepper
- 1 can of Carlsberg Special Brew
First you drink a lot of water in order to remove the alcohol from your body. Then in a deep frying pan you put some olive oil and you heat it up.
You put the 2 rib eye stakes for 3-4 minutes each side. The idea is to get them a little bit brownish on both sides but not too much so they are cooked already. After they get a little bit brown on both sides you remove them and put them on the side.
Then you add in the frying pan the onions and the garlic. Add one spoon of butter and one spoon of English Mustard. You stir all the ingredients from left to right so everyone can watch you and believe you are a great cook. As the sauce is being formed after 5 minutes we add again the Rib eye stakes. Add, salt, pepper, paprika and nutmeg. (to be honest lately I love paprika so much that I overdid it but… the amount depends on your taste)
When you feel that your stakes are almost done, pour a little bit of beer and lower the heat to minum. I had Carlsberg at that time but my feeling any red beer will do with a stake.
As you are doing this, cook the mushrooms on another frying pan changing the sides every two minutes. A little bit before you remove them, add the juice from half a lemon. If you want to make it extra greek , fry 1 slice of feta cheese and add it on top of the mushroom with a little bit of oregano.
You like it? Check also my traditional family corned beef recipe here