Mushrooms Sauteed for Steak

French, American
Sauteed delight that goes with grilled beef

Sautéed mushrooms are a classic accompaniment to a grilled steak. This recipe allows the essence of the earthy mushroom to shine through with its deep meaty quality. Use red wine that has been in a bottle for some time.
1 cup sliced fresh white mushrooms
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup red wine, divided use
1/4 teaspoon pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon salt, to taste
1 Place sauté pan on medium heat for two minutes until the surface is heated. Add olive oil and butter.

2 When butter is melted, add onions. 2 minutes later, add mushrooms. Turn to high heat and sauté the mixture. Add a splash of red wine (about 2 teaspoons) and sugar. Cook 3 minutes.

3 Turn heat to low. Add 2/3 of red wine to pan, stir and continue to cook for 10 minutes, longer if you prefer a drier texture.

4 Turn heat to high. Just before removing from heat, add remaining wine. Stir for 30 seconds and serve hot.

servings  use metric
original recipe yield: 4 Servings
Notes NOTE Mushroom lovers might wish to double the recipe. White button mushrooms have a lighter flavor and go with more dishes. Use portobello or porcini if your fellow diners appreciate a more robust flavor.

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