Paleo Pan-Fried Steak Recipe with Creamy Mushrooms and Thyme #paleo

Paleo Pan-Fried Steak Recipe with Creamy Mushrooms and Thyme

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Dinner
  • Cuisine: British


For the steak:

For the mushrooms:

  • 12 white button mushrooms (120 g), sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 46 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
  • 1 Tablespoon of arrowroot flour (8 g)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened coconut milk

For the side salad:

  • 2 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon juice


  1. Season the steaks with salt and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large pan and cook the steak to your liking, ensuring there is a nice, golden crust on the outside. Remove from the pan, season with salt and pepper and set aside to rest, covered.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the same pan (add in additional ghee if needed) over high heat until caramelized, adding the thyme leaves and garlic halfway through.
  4. Whisk the arrowroot powder and the coconut milk in a small bowl and add to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  5. Slice the steak and serve topped with the creamy mushroom mixture and a simple side salad of lettuce, tomato and red onions.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 841
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 72 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 37 g