Oven-cooked steak with mushrooms and zucchini

This is a real treat – possibly one of my favorite ways to cook beef and pork. My mom used to make something similar when I was a kid, but with mayo, cheese and other effing delicious but not paleo-friendly stuff. I am having this for dinner tonight and I can’t wait to come after a 10 miler so that I can shove this deliciousness in my face. Hopefully it will make me run faster.

French meat


  • 500 gr. beef steak or pork (I prefer beef to be not very lean, this way it turns out much softer and juicier)
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion cut in rings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut cream


  1. Prepare your meat by cutting it into portion-sized steaks of somewhere around 1.5 cm thick, this way they don’t take ages to cook. Pound steaks to tenderize.
  2. Mix oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and half the garlic, cover your steaks with this mixture and let them marinate for an hour or two (if you have time) .
  3. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F).
  4. Take an oven-proof dish and start layering the ingredients – first onion rings, then meat, and finally mushrooms and zucchini.
  5. Beat 1 egg yolk and 4-5 tbsp of coconut cream, and a pinch of salt, pepper and remaining garlic. Poor this mixture over the top layer of grated zucchini.
  6. Cook in the oven till ready for 45-50 min, depending on the thickness of your meat.
  7. Don’t be surprised when your neighbors start knocking on the door asking what is that delicious smell coming out of your kitchen.

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