I think this is the recipe I have made the most, mainly because it’s so easy to put together and yields so much flavor. I remember the first time I took a bite of this absolute creamy heaven was one summer evening on Ramadan, when my aunt blessed us with a touch of her cooking.
With a hint of curry powder and a splash of seven spices, we have the perfect cream of mushroom sauce that can be accompanied with a nice, juicy pan-fried steak. I like to eat this meal with a side of mash and some stir-fried veggies – but the sides are up for you to be creative with!
Feel free to check out my sides for more recipes of different sides you could use instead. You could also include sides such as fries, rice, sweet corn, etc. The world is your oyster! 😉
**Vegetarian Option Available
This recipe serves 2.
- ½ cup diced onions
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1-½ half-and-half cream
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon seven spices
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 steak filets/tofu steak**
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon flaked parsley
- Marinate the steak filets/tofu in the soy sauce, sesame oil and flaked parsley. Add black pepper if desired. Leave on the side until ready to cook.
- Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to pan, heated at medium temperature. Add onions and stir until transparent, then add the mushrooms.
- Stir mushrooms and onions continuously until mushrooms are soft and shrunken in size.
- Add half-and-half cream, then increase temperature to high
- When cream comes to a gentle boil add the curry powder, salt, seven spices, and black pepper,
- Stir spices into the cream using a fork, and keep whipping at the cream until it thickens.
- Lower temperature to low and leave on the side.
- Cook steak as you desire, and serve with sides of your choosing.
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What are the “Seven Spices”?
“Arabic seven spice blend is the third blend in my herb and spice blend series. It is used heavily in the Levantine cuisine, particularly in Syrian and Lebanese recipes. As the name implies, there are 7 spices that make up this blend and give it its signature flavor that is used to add an irresistible middle eastern touch to soups, tomato sauces, rice pilafs, and couscous. You can also use it as a rub for meat and chicken…”
To read more on what the Seven Spices blend is and where it comes from, check out the blog A Chef in Disguise at: https://chefindisguise.com/2015/04/26/arabic-seven-spice-blend/
Check out how you can mix your own tablespoon of seven spices at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/216191/lebanese-seven-spices/