Skinny steak with thin cream

This is my summer night-in treat. Dead easy and diet friendly. (If you’re not counting the calories, feel free to dress up with fries or a jacket potato dripping with butter……) Although the sauce is really creamy, and tasty, because it is made with low-fat yoghurt, it’s low in calories. And the mustard gives it a real kick

steak in creamy sauce

The trick is to ask the butcher to cut the fillet really thin. About 3mm is ideal. I allowed two slices per helping (four in total for me and OH).

For the pan fry, you will need

  • Fillet steak
  • Handful of oyster mushrooms (washed, scrubbed and sliced)

And for the creamy sauce…..

  • 150 ml low-fat plain yoghurt
  • A handful of herbs (I used marjoram and coriander)
  • 1-2 teaspoonfuls of mustard according to taste.

Blend the sauce ingredients and set to one side. Then dry fry the steak. I do this in a large deep, frying pan lined with tin foil (with a lid). Keep the steak at room temperature and get the hob really hot before frying. Add the mushrooms once it has started to sizzle. You’ll find that the oils from the meat should be sufficient to coat the mushrooms.

How well done you like your steak is very personal. Despite loving (nearly) all things French, I like mine well done. So it’s three minutes on each side!

Just before you’re ready to take off the hob, add the sauce.

Serve with baby spinach or a simple green salad. (Or any higher calorie yummies).

Voila. Low fat, high protein, perfection.
Belatedly joining with Honest Mum’s #TastyTuesday. And catching up on my weekly foodie inspiration!

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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6 Responses to Skinny steak with thin cream

  1. Mel says:

    I could eat steak three or four times a week if I could afford it. Having it cut in such thin slices sounds good to me, as does your sauce with yoghurt (I might do it with cream instead). Mustard and coriander together is something I will definitely try! Mel

  2. That sounds lovely, and yay to a healthier version too! I’m afraid I’m too French for the cooking and my steaks have to barely see any heat so there lovely and juicy inside ;-)

  3. I love to eat steak and the creamy sauces that go with it are always nice but naughty! This is the perfect alternative, a thinner cut and a less calorie laden sauce, a must try, thank you :) #TastyTuesdays

  4. Oh yummy, I love the sound of your healthy creamy sauce to accompany the steak.

  5. Honest Mum says:

    Delicious, high protein tasty meal! Love it! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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