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Steak and Wild Mushroom Risotto

with toasted pine nuts and Asiago

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pine Nuts), Milk

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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These are the kinds of mushrooms that talked in class. They smoked, they drank… they rode motorcycles without helmets, taking Dead Man's Curve nearly parallel to the ground. These are some wild, wild mushrooms we're serving up to you, combined with meaty steak, rich and buttery pine nuts, chives, Asiago, and a burst of lemon at the end. Can a mere risotto contain such crazy? This one can. Tip: Want to get the most juice out of your lemon? Before cutting, microwave the lemon for 15-20 seconds to "soften" the fruit. Then, gently roll the softened fruit on your work surface while pressing on it with your palm. Finally, give yourself some serious mechanical advantage by placing a cut half in between the arms of a pair of tongs to make squeezing much easier.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
  • 1 Lemon
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    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • ¼ oz. Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • ½ cup Arborio Rice
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    2 tsp. Beef Flavor Demi-Glace Concentrate
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    2 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
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    ½ oz. Pine Nuts
  • 10 oz. Steak Strips

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Medium Pots
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using flank steak, follow same instructions as steak strips.

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry and cut into 1" dice. Season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as steak strips in Step 4, stirring occasionally over medium heat with cremini mushrooms until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using NY strip steak, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook separately from mushrooms, in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 2 tsp. olive oil. Cook until browned and steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 9-11 minutes per side. Slice steak into 1/4" slices, and place on risotto with mushrooms.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Mince chives.

    Cut cremini mushrooms into thin slices.

    Coarsely chop porcini mushrooms.

    Separate steak strips into a single layer and pat dry. Season all over with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Start the Risotto

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat.

    Add 2 tsp. olive oil, rice, and porcini mushrooms. Stir occasionally until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.

  3. 3

    Finish the Risotto

    Add 1 cup boiling water from other medium pot to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by water. Stir often until nearly all water is absorbed.

    Add 1/2 cup boiling water and stir often again until nearly all water is absorbed. Repeat this process, stirring often, 18-20 minutes.

    Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more “bite” or crunch, it's done. There may be water left.

    Remove from burner. Stir in Asiago, chives (reserve a pinch of both for garnish), butter, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cover and set aside.

  4. 4

    Cook the Steak Strips and Mushrooms

    Place a large non-sick pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add steak strips and cremini mushrooms to hot pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains on steak strips, 4-6 minutes.

    Add demi-glace and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing steak strips and mushrooms on risotto and garnishing with pine nuts, reserved Asiago, and reserved chives. Squeeze lemon wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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