Mushroom & Steak Tagliata

Tantalizing mushrooms with steak finished with peppercorns and tomates
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Culinary Collection, Dinner, Lunch, Make Everyday Gourmet, Pasta Perfect
Cuisine Italian, South African
Servings 4


For the salad

  • 40 g rocket
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 100 g sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 100 g red / yellow bell peppers grilled or roasted

For dressing

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika

For the main

  • 4 large portabello mushroom steaks
  • 400 g beef fillet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Pink peppercorns, for serving


For the dressing

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce, cumin, paprika and garlic. Add freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Drizzle the sauce onto the mushrooms and use a pastry brush to brush the sides.

For the mushrooms

  • Preheat oven to 200˚C with the fan on.
  • Drizzle the sauce onto the mushrooms and use a pastry brush to brush the sides.
  • Roast in the oven for 7-10 minutes until cooked through but retain some bite.
    Allow to rest and then slice just before serving.

For the steak

  • Heat a large frying pan or cast iron pan on high heat.
    Rub the beef fillet all over with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Sear on all sides, cooking to your liking.
    (Rare to medium-rare works well for this dish)
  • Transfer to a board to rest.
    When rested, slice into strips.

For the tagliata

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil and both mustards together in a bowl.
    Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the rocket, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers on a serving platter. Season lightly with the dressing.
  • Arrange the steak and the mushrooms in layers onto the platter.
  • Finish with a few crushed pink peppercorns and serve the rest of the dressing on the side.
Keyword salad, steak