You don't need to be a grill master to make a perfect steak! Pan-searing is easy and yields the most delicious steaks ever!

Pan-Seared Steaks in Shiitake Butter – Low Carb & Gluten Free

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


You don’t have to be a grill master to make the perfect keto steak! Pan-searing is super easy and yields delicious results every time! This Shiitake Brown Butter takes it over the top!



  • 6 oz steak (ribeye, sirloin strip, or filet), about 1 inch thick
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a cast iron (or any heavy bottomed) pan on the stove for about 1 minute, or until a drop of water sizzles when coming in contact with the pan.
  2. Season your steak generously with salt and pepper. Add the seasoned steak to the hot pan.
  3. Cook your steak for 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare, or until desired doneness is reached. A thicker steak will obviously require a longer cooking time.
  4. Remove the cooked steak to a plate, then add your butter and mushrooms to the pan.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms are golden brown. Remove from the heat.
  6. Taste the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Add the steak back to the cooling pan and baste it in the butter. Let it rest in the warm butter for about 2 minutes. Slice and serve warm.


Approx nutrition info per serving: 370 calories, 29g fat, 3g net carbs, 35g protein

Note: The cut of steak you use will determine the fat and calories, but won’t impact the carb count. I used NY strip to calculate this nutrition info.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American