This classic Jennie Cooks recipe goes out to Mitch. He worked as a hospitality professional back in the 90’s, catering jobs for “Mad About You”, Everybody Loves Raymond”, a few other shows at CBS Radford and about town. I promised him this recipe for peppershroom steak he was craving. The mushrooms are insanely delicious. The atomic horseradish sauce is good on everything, not just the steak. Happy birthday Mitch!
Peppershroom Steak with Atomic Sauce
Ingredients and Method for the Steak
Marinate one Grass fed Tri Tip in a little red wine and olive oil. Coarsely crush enough black peppercorns to make a nice peppery crust on the steak, about 2 tablespoons or so. We have a dedicated coffee grinder we use for spices and previous to that, we wrapped them in a linen towel and whacked them with a rolling pin. Encrust the steak with the crushed peppercorns and pressing the pepperinto the steak a little bit. Grill or pan sear the steak, and roast to an internal 120 degrees for a perfect medium rare.
Ingredients and Method for the Golden Shrooms
Turn on the exhaust fan. Melt a little butter and add equal parts olive oil in a large saute pan or dutch oven. (I like to have the sides because the mushrooms are jumpy). add 2 pounds of button mushrooms. Add 2 bay leaves, a few hearty shakes of Worcestershire sauce and fire up the heat! Get it really hot, move the mushrooms around and get a serious heat going. THEN, when it’s really hot, pour in 1/4 to 1/2 bottle of Marsala wine. IT WILL CATCH ON FIRE! If that scares you a little bit turn down the heat. It still works – And if you want a fire an it didn’t catch right away, light it with a crack lighter. keep the heat going and pay attention to your pan, don’t walk away. Let it burn off a little bit, give it a stir when the fire goes out, turn it on medium heat and let it simmer till all the juices evaporate and the butter and olive oil glaze the mushrooms to a golden deliciousness.
Ingredients and Method for the Atomic Sauce
Combine equal parts of mayo and sour cream or adjust to your favorite combination of the two, you could even use greek yogurt. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of horseradish. If it’s storebought, squeeze a little liquid out and add a little extra for a real kick. Grate a fresh apple into the sauce. Adjust with salt and white pepper.
Slice the beef, top with mushrooms, send atomic sauce on the side. And Syrah.