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Mario Batali's Hanger Steak with Hen of the Woods

Hanger Steak Hen Woods Mario Batali
Grilled Steak with Lemon-Thyme Mushrooms
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
4
cost
$$
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Hanger Steak with Hen of the Woods Recipe: For a light lunch, serve the mushroom topped crostinis alongside a simple salad.
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ingredients
  • 1 pound Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
  • 2 ounces Lardo (thin slices)
  • 1 Shallot (minced)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1.5-2 pounds Hanger Steak
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper
  • For the Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette:
  • 4 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced Shallot
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Thyme (chopped)
  • For Assembly:
  • Grana Padano (shaved to garnish)
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  • 1
     
    Preheat oven to 350F. Preheat a grill or grillpan over medium high heat. 
  • 2
    1 pound Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
    Olive Oil 
    Salt and freshly ground Pepper 
    1 Shallot (minced) 
    1 clove Garlic (minced) 
    2 ounces Lardo (thin slices)
    Remove large stems from mushrooms, being careful to keep them intact however. If there is any dirt, remove with damp towel or pastry brush. Place mushrooms on half sheet tray. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, then season heavily with salt and pepper. Sprinkle shallots and garlic evenly over the mushrooms, then drape the lardo evenly over them. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Turn the sheet tray at 10 minute intervals.
  • 3
    1.5-2 pounds Hanger Steak
    Season the hanger steak generously with salt and freshly ground pepper. Lightly oil the grilling surface. Grill the steak 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Rest 10 minutes before serving.
  • 4
    4 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
    1/4 cup minced Shallot
    4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
    zest of 1 Lemon
    1/4 cup Thyme (chopped)
    2/3 cup Olive Oil 
    For the Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette: Meanwhile, whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients, except for the oil. While whisking, gradually adding the oil to emulsify.
  • 5
    Grana Padano (shaved to garnish)
    For Assembly: To serve mushrooms, toss the roasted mushrooms with 1/2 cup of vinaigrette. Garnish with shaved grana padano.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Similar to prosciutto, lardo comes from the back of the pig, and is pure fat that is cured with spices and herbs.
    2. Hen of the Woods mushrooms can be found at specialty food stores and some farmer's markets. If you are unable to find them, you can substitute other mushrooms like oyster or button, and prepare them in the same manner.
    3. For crispy mushrooms, drizzle them with olive oil and cook them in the oven. The dry heat of the oven will ensure crisping, while cooking them in a pan will make them softer as they absorb more of the oil. 
    4. Use flaky, coarse salt for a nice crunch.
 
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