Mushroom steak seasoning has become a staple in my spice drawer. I mean what goes better than steak and mushrooms right? Not much!
This seasoning utilizes dried mushrooms. In my case, the woody stems from shiitake mushrooms that are often tossed. (Yes I have a thing about tossing food!) Shiitakes are one of my favorites so when I find them fresh, I grab them. The stems are typically thrown into a bag that gets stashed in my freezer until I make Ramen stock, but I decided to dry some out in my dehydrator and see what happened.
The results were like the dried mushrooms you can find in the supermarket. Perfect for taking a whirl in my spice grinder, and that’s exactly what I did. I took a cheap coffee grinder and dedicated it solely for spices. It might have been inexpensive, but it handled those dried mushrooms like a champ!
After a few short pulses, followed by some longer ones, you’ll have a beautiful mushroom dust that was tossed in with a couple other spices and some salt to create a flavor-packed mushroom steak seasoning. I coated a couple strip steaks and headed out to the grill.
When it was finished, the perfect steak dinner was sitting in from of me. My belly was very happy that night!
If you decide you don’t want to dry shiitake stems, or don’t have a dehydrator at home, no problems! Dried porcini mushrooms would be incredible in this seasoning too, adding in a deep earthy flavor. Umami is where it’s at!
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Umami is where it’s at! You won’t come up short on flavor when using this mushroom steak seasoning on grilled beef or even chicken!
- 1/2 cup dried mushroom pieces
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup tri-color peppercorns
- 2 tbs granulated onion
- 2 tbs granulated garlic
- 2 tbs coriander seeds
- In a spice mill or coffee grinder, pulse the mushroom pieces to break them up until they are roughly the same size as the peppercorns and coriander seeds.
- Add the peppercorns and coriander seeds to the mushrooms and grind finely.
- In a bowl, stir together the salt, garlic, onion and mushroom mixture.
- Store in an air tight container.