Steak With Mushrooms and Cauliflower Puree

Steak With Mushroom Sauce and Cauliflower Puree
Pair quick-cooking skirt steak with pureed cauliflower (a delicious healthier alternative to mashed potatoes) and an earthy mushroom sauce for an elegant dinner in 30 minutes. Get the recipe for Steak With Mushroom Sauce and Cauliflower Puree. Photo: Yunhee Kim
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves


  • 1 small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into small florets

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ pounds skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces

  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered

  • ½ cup red or white wine

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. Fill a large pot with 1-inch water and fit with a steamer basket. Bring to a simmer. Place the cauliflower in the steamer basket, cover, and steam until very tender, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer to a food processor, add the butter, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and puree until smooth.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing; reserve the skillet.

  3. Add the mushrooms to the drippings in the skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes more; season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  4. Serve the steak with the cauliflower puree. Top with the mushroom sauce and sprinkle with the parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
20g Fat
11g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 604mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 41g
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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