Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 13: London Broil with Mushroom Vinaigrette

2-pound boneless shoulder steak or top round steak
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling
   Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 10-ounce package cremini mushrooms, brushed clean, quartered
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
   Baby spinach salad with oil and vinegar or blue cheese dressing

Preheat the broiler on high and set the rack closest to the flame.

Coat the steak with the Worcestershire sauce, a drizzle of EVOO, salt, and pepper.

Marinate the steak for 5 minutes. Transfer the marinated steak to a broiler pan and broil for 6 minutes per side. Remove from the broiler and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes, tented loosely with a piece of aluminum foil.

While the steak is working, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of the EVOO. Add the mushrooms and brown for 5 minutes, stirring every now and then.

Turn the heat down to medium and add the onions, garlic, and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onions become tender and translucent.

Add the sherry vinegar and mustard and stir to combine. Turn off the heat. Some liquid will evaporate. Whisk in about 3 tablespoons more of EVOO, add the parsley, and reserve the vinaigrette while you slice the steak.

Slice the rested steak very thin, against the grain and on an angle. Serve the sliced meat topped with some of the mushroom vinaigrette alongside the salad.


This meal's pretty good. I don't have much to say about it. I ran out of EVOO, so I used vegetable oil and I used red wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar. And I halved the recipe. I liked the vinaigrette. I changed the fresh thyme to dried. I added the salad to the ingredient list. RR's tidbit is: "Shoulder steak is often labeled as 'London Broil' in the meat case."

1 comment:

  1. Hey. This one is in my "Book of 10" by RR. I made it about a month ago. We liked it. I used the dried thyme and extra onions instead of mushrooms. Josh really liked it. I can't remember what starch or veggie I put with it. But, I will make this meat recipe again.