Grilled Steak and Mushrooms Recipe: Make Dad Feel like a King for Father’s Day
Dad deserves to eat like a king on Father’s Day (and every day!), and there is no better way to show your appreciation for dad than a delicious meal.
A big, juicy steak topped with our grilled shiitake or oyster mushrooms is by far one of the best dad-approved meals guaranteed to make him feel special. The mushrooms, paired with the steak, provides a heartier flavor that makes every bite even more delicious.
We love creating the perfect steak with our shiitake or oyster mushrooms on the grill. But grilling can certainly be intimidating, especially if you have never tried. Have no fear because these simple grilling tips will make this meal incredibly easy. We recommend a trial run first so it’s perfected on Father’s Day.
Grilled Steak and Mushrooms Recipe
Steak Grilling Tips
- Find out dad’s favorite cut of high-quality meat and preferred temperature – rare, medium rare, medium, medium well or well done. Some of our favorites are New York Strip, Ribeye and Filets. We prefer a medium rare steak, but everyone has different preferences.
- After selecting dad’s favorite cut of steak, it’s very important to bring the steak to room temperature before you grill it for an evenly cooked steak. We suggest taking the steaks out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling it.
- The higher quality of meat, the less seasoning required. Simply sprinkling both sides generously with kosher salt and pepper is really all it needs!
- Heat your grill to high heat; check the temp by holding your hand over the grill grate. If you need to pull your hand away right away, the grill is ready.
- Before placing your steak on the grill, touch the meat so you can understand how it feels when it’s raw vs. when it’s cooked. Raw meat will feel very squishy while rare meat feels soft. The longer the steak cooks, the harder it feels so base your desired temperature on this. Do not poke them with anything but your finger.
- Only flip your steaks once. Steaks should also only be moved only once from a higher to a lower heat. If you are having a hard time flipping your steak, it is not quite ready. Remember not to stab them or press down on them; stabbing the steak will release the flavorful juices.
- We recommend using a thermometer or a timer, especially if you are a grilling newbie. The thickness of the meat will also help determine the length of time it takes. When steaks are at 1 ½ inches thick, a meat thermometer is suggested. If you prefer rare steaks, 120 – 125 degrees F is the perfect temp; 125 – 130 degrees F for medium rare; 130 – 135 degrees F for medium.
- Once ready, let the meat rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving. This helps secure the juices, allowing them to redistribute throughout the steak.
- While the steak is resting, grill your shiitake or oyster mushrooms (these only take a few minutes) – below.
- Top the steak with grilled mushrooms.
Shiitake or Oyster Mushroom Grilling Tips
- One Pound Fresh Whole Shiitake or Oyster Mushrooms
- Melted Butter
- Garlic salt
- Preferred Herbs – Rosemary or Thyme
- Melt butter, then dip whole mushrooms in butter and then put on a plate.
- Sprinkle mushrooms with garlic salt.
- Place whole mushrooms on grill over medium heat.
- Turn when edges begin to crisp.
- Add sliced grilled mushrooms to finished steak.
Serve the above with a card, a nice gift and dad’s favorite sides.
- Baked potatoes rubbed with olive oil and sea salt
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Wild Rice
- Garden, Caesar or Greek Salad
- French Green Beans
- Charred Broccoli
- Grilled Corn
Don’t forget to crown dad KING! 🙂