Steak with a rich, slightly sweet and savory Marsala sauce may be the best dish you make this fall. Steak Marsala with a buttery mushroom Marsala sauce will be a show stopper whether for family or your next dinner party.
Prep Time: 0minutes
Cook Time: 40minutes
½ouncedried porcini mushrooms
12ouncescremini mushrooms(sliced thin)
salt and pepper
4 6ouncesirloin steaks
¾cupsweet marsala(plus 1 tablespoon)
4tablespoonsbutter(chilled and cubed)
Add ½ cup of broth to dried porcini mushrooms in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute until steaming. Let sit for about 5 minutes until softened. Drain and reserve liquid. Chop mushrooms until fine.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to a nonstick skillet over medium-high. When hot, add fresh mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper and cover. Cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid, about 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cover with tinfoil to keep warm.
Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon of oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. When hot, add steaks and cook until brown on one side. Turn over and cook until meat thermometer registers 125º for medium rare, 130º for medium. Time will vary depending on how thick the steaks are, but about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with tinfoil.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat and add shallots, flour, garlic, rosemary, dried mushrooms, a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the shallots have softened. Stir in ¾ cup of Marsala, reserved mushroom liquid and ½ cup of broth. Cook until reduced and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat and whisk in butter a piece at a time. Next add parsley, lemon juice, the browned fresh mushrooms and 1 tablespoon Marsala. Season with salt and pepper. Slice steak and spoon sauce over steak.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
You can substitute Madeira or chicken broth for Marsala wine.
The steak will continue to cook while it is resting so remove it at a slightly lower temperature than what you prefer.
If you can't find dried porcini mushrooms, use whatever dried mushrooms you can find.