RECIPE: Beer-infused mushroom fillet

Airport Craft Brewers' Phumelelo Marali shares a recipe for a tender steak topped with beer-sozzled caramelised onions and a boozy mushroom sauce

11 June 2017 - 02:00 By Phumelelo Marali
Beer-infused mushroom fillet.
Beer-infused mushroom fillet.
Image: Alon Sky.

Serves: 1


1 red onion, sliced into rings

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

60ml (4 tbsp) porter beer

Olive oil

100g white button mushrooms

1 small clove of garlic, crushed

200g portion of fillet steak


1) Place onion rings in a pan with a pinch of salt and place on a medium heat and allow onions to caramelise. Add 30ml of the porter to the onions and simmer for 5 minutes.

2) In another pan add a drizzle of olive oil. Preheat, add the mushrooms and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Add crushed garlic and cook for another minute. Add the remaining porter and allow mushrooms to simmer for 5 minutes.

3) Preheat a cast-iron pan and add 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil.

4) Season the fillet with salt and pepper and cook to your liking, roughly 4 minutes per side for a 2cm thick steak.

5) Place fillet on a plate and place mushrooms and caramelised onions on top. Serve immediately.