Serves 2 | 1 1/2 hrs prep and cooking time
Prepare the onion rings first since they need to marinate with the buttermilk mixture for at least an hour. After you have finished frying the onion rings, start cooking the mushrooms. about 5 minutes before the mushrooms are finished, cook the steaks.
Pan Seared Steak
I chose filet mignon as my cut. But any preferred cut will do.
I like to cook mine with a combination of the stove and oven. Trust me, it works wonders.
Preheat oven @450F and season your steaks well with salt and pepper.
Set stove burner to med-high to high heat and add butter. It is important the pan is very hot before adding the steak.
Add steak and cook 2 – 2 1/2 minutes on each side. We aren’t trying to cook them through here, just to achieve a nice sear.
Place steaks in the oven to cook the rest of the way. Use table below to get desired temperature.
Let rest for a few minutes before serving.
|Doneness||Temperature||To The Touch|
|Very Rare||120°||Feels soft and squishy|
|Rare||125°||Soft to the touch|
|Medium Rare||130° – 135°||Yields gently to the touch|
|Medium||140° – 145°||Yields only slightly to the touch, beginning to firm up|
|Medium Well||150° – 155°||Firm to the touch|
|Well Done||160°||Hard to the touch|
Buttermilk Onion Rings
From: thepioneerwoman.com. Go there for more detailed instructions with pictures!
Slice the onion very thin.
Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk. Let sit for at least an hour.
Combine the dry ingredients and put aside.
Heat oil to 375 degrees. It is important to get it to this temperature. Otherwise the texture will not be the same.
Grab some onions and toss them into the dry mixture. Drop in oil and leave in there until they turn a golden brown.
Sautéed Mushroom Medley
Recipe from: Food Network
Rinse off the mushrooms (without getting the under part of the caps wet) and slice thick.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add shallots to cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
Add butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 12-14 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 3 more minutes. Toss in parsley and serve.