While the pan is warming up, season the steak with black pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
Add the oil to the hot pan, then immediately add the steak to the oil. Allow the steak to cook for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes on the other side. This should give both sides a nice seared look. And at this point the steak should be medium rare, based on a 1/4" thick fillet. If your steak is thicker you may need to cook longer, or cover it with a lid to heat the steak through. (If meal prepping be sure not to over cook the steak, becuase you will want to reheat it later before eating. Reheating will continue the cooking process.)
After the steak is cooked, remove it from the pan, and set aside for 10 minutes to rest.
While the steak is resting, work on the other ingredietns. In the same pan, adjust the heat to medium. Add the sliced mushrooms, chopped peppers, and diced shallots to the pan in the remaining steak and oil juices. Cook the veggies for 5-7 minutes until they have softened, tossing often to prevent burning.
After the mushrooms and peppers have softened, add the oyster sauce and sesame seeds, then stir everyting together to combine.
Slice the steak into strips or bite sized pieces and add them to the mushrooms and peppers. Turn the heat off and toss everything together.
I like to mix the arugula in the dressing before adding other ingredients. To do this place you arugula into a large bowl, add the dressing. Using tongs toss your arugula with the dressing until the dressing is evenly distributed. Then transfer your greens to the serving bowl.' By dressing your greens before topping with other ingredients you will use less dressing and each bite will have the same amount of dressing.
Top your arugula with your steak and mushroom mixture. Serve and enjoy! Or portion out for meal prep!
Mushroom and Cherry Pepper Steak Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 63.4mg77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.