Steak with red wine mushrooms
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Basil Steak With Red Wine Mushrooms – Perfect Date Night Recipe

Looking for a flavorful way to cook steak? Look no further than my recipe for basil steak with red wine mushrooms. It’s sure to wow your dinner guests!

basil steak with red wine mushrooms. It's sure to wow your dinner guests!

Making Basil Stead with Mushrooms

I’m definitely a steak kind of girl.  But that hasn’t always been the case!  For the first few years of my adulthood, when I was really learning to cook, I was actually vegan.  It lasted for a couple of years, and now that I’m back to eating meat again I LOVE steak.  

Partially because a nicely cooked steak is absolutely delicious but also partially because sometimes cooking chicken makes me nervous.  I am always afraid I’ll under-cook it, but with steak, that issue isn’t there!  I like my steak medium rare or rare, so it’s fine if I cook it a little less than I’m intending!

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steak with warm tomato salad and mushrooms

I’ve cooked this meal more times than I can count.  It’s so easy to make, and it’s quick to throw together.  Plus, this dish is so flavorful that if you didn’t know how easy it was to make, you might assume it took hours!  

It’s a dish that I would file in the “good for a date night” category of my recipes because of how easy yet impressive it is!  I made this for a date night the other night….with myself!  

This recipe consists of three main parts, the basil steak, the red wine mushrooms and the lemon broccolini which is serving as the side dish for our basil steak today.

For the Basil Steak:

  • A Tender Cut of Meat
  • Fresh Basil (sliced in thin strips)
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil Spray

For the Red Wine Mushrooms:

  • 1 Cup Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/2 CupRed Wine(plus extra for drinking)

For the Lemon Broccolini:

  • 2/3 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 2/3 Cup Broccolini (chopped)
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil Spray

salt and pepper grinders

My favorite thing about this recipe is that all the parts can be cooked at the same time, thus eliminating the amount of time you need for this recipe.  All you have to do is chop all of your veggies, and prep your meat and you’re ready to start cooking.  

I seasoned my meat with Himalayan salt (it’s the purest form of salt available), cracked black pepper and fresh basil.  Season your steak generously with salt, pepper and basil.  Make sure you press the seasonings into the steak so they don’t fall off when you transfer to the pan.  

I recently purchased a set of salt and pepper grinders and using them in this recipe has honestly made it so much easier.  

cooked mushrooms in a bowl

Spray  three pans.  I have an olive oil sprayer and I LOVE it.  It cuts down on the amount of oil I need to use (and therefore calories I consume, and it gives just enough olive oil to make your food not stick!).

Pan One:  

Put your steak in the pan, and cook for a few minutes on each side, depending on the thickness/thinness of your steak.  I cooked mine for about two minutes on each side, but my steak was relatively thin and I like it medium rare or less.  The basil will start to look crispy when it cooks.  Don’t worry, this is a good thing – it gives the steak a lot of flavor and a crispy texture.

Pan Two:  

Toss the broccolini and cook for a few minutes over medium heat until it starts to soften slightly.  Then add the tomatoes and lemon juice (I like lots of lemon so I used the whole lemon’s juice, but depending on your taste, you might not want to use the entire lemon).

Pan Three:  

Add the mushrooms, and cook over medium heat until they start to soften and retain color.  Then add the red wine and turn the heat up to medium high until most of the liquid is absorbed and the mushrooms are purple.  I was so excited when they started turning purple, they look so pretty!!!

I had no idea they were going to do that, but it makes sense since mushrooms really absorb flavor that they would absorb color too.

steak and broccolini

Here’s a picture without the red wine mushrooms so you can really see the basil steak.  If you look closely you’ll see that there’s some pieces of darker basil on the steak.  That’s what I was talking about earlier when I said it would get a little crispy.  

To plate this dish, I sliced the steak on the bias against the grain, topped with the red wine mushrooms and basil (because you can never have enough basil) and served alongside the lemon broccolini.  

Slicing steak against the grain leaves the meat really tender, so that’s how I always slice it.

Be sure to also check out my Mexican Mac and Cheese recipe for another 30 minute meal.

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Basil steak and red wine mushrooms

If you liked this recipe, you might also enjoy my recipe for Easy Chicken Fajitas, it’s just as easy and just as delicious!

Admin Note: This post first appeared on the blog in April of 2016. I have updated the post with some new images and a printable recipe card.

Yield: 1 serving

Basil Steak With Red Wine Mushrooms

Basil Steak With Red Wine Mushrooms

This easy basil steak with red wine mushrooms is the perfect dish for a date night in.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • r ounces of steak
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil (sliced in thin strips)
  • dash Himalayan Salt
  • dash Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Olive Oil Spray
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine (plus extra for drinking)
  • 2/3 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 2/3 Cup Broccolini (chopped)
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)

Instructions

  1. Spray three pans with olive oil spray.
  2. Put your steak in the pan, and cook for a few minutes on each side, depending on the thickness/thinness of your steak.
  3. Toss the broccolini and cook for a few minutes over medium heat until it starts to soften slightly. Then add the tomatoes and lemon juice
  4. Add the mushrooms, and cook over medium heat until they start to soften and retain color. Then add the red wine and turn the heat up to medium high until most of the liquid is absorbed and the mushrooms are purple.
  5. Slice the steak on the bias against the grain, top with the red wine mushrooms and basil and serve alongside the lemon broccolini.
  6. Enjoy with a glass of your favorite red wine!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 247mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 10g Protein: 14g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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