Grilled rump steak is the hero of the grill. But adding garlic field mushrooms and cauliflower mash elevate your everyday grilled rump steak dinner to the next level. This velvety and light cauliflower mash, an ideal companion that lets the steak take the spotlight. Crowned with irresistibly juicy, garlic-infused mushrooms, it’s the perfect finishing touch, adding a burst of flavour. Super delicious and easy to make.
Cauliflower mash is my absolute favourite side dish. Its outrageously good—creamy, silky, and punched up with earthy-umami goodness and perfect with Grilled Rump Steak. It stacks up against the most loved comfort foods. Super customisable and incredibly delicious, it’s the essence of cozy warmth and happy flavours in every bite.
How to Cook Rump Steak:
- Prepare the Steak
Take the rump steak out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. This ensures more even cooking.
- Preheat the Grill
Preheat your grill to high heat. The grill should be hot to ensure a good sear on the steak.
- Season the Rump Steak Well
When your steak is at room temperature and just before cooking, season the steak generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Don’t be shy with the seasoning.
- Brush with olive oil
Brush both sides of the steak with olive oil just before placing it on the grill. This helps prevent sticking and promotes a nice sear.
- Grill to perfection
Place the steak on the hot grill grates. For a medium-rare result, grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Adjust the time based on your preferred doneness and the thickness of the steak.
- Optional: Baste with Butter
For an extra touch of richness, you can optionally baste the steak with melted butter infused with garlic and herbs during the last minute of cooking.
- Rest the Grilled Rump Steak
Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy steak.
- Serve the Grilled Rump Steak whole or Sliced
Serve either whole for a stunning presentation or sliced against the grain for maximum tenderness. Plate it up, and you’re ready to enjoy your perfectly cooked rump steak!
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS GRILLED RUMP STEAK RECIPE
- Light cream cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Portobello mushrooms
- Green beans
- Olive oil
- Rump steaks
WHAT IS IMPORTANT WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR RUMP STEAK
Opt for a thicker cut of rump steak. Thicker steaks are often more forgiving during cooking, allowing for a nicer sear on the outside while maintaining the desired doneness inside.
MAIN STEPS FOR THE PERFECT CAULIFLOWER MASH
- Prepare the Cauliflower:
Cut the cauliflower into EVENLY sized florets. Discard the tough stem. Rinse the florets thoroughly.
- Steam the Cauliflower:
Steam the cauliflower, instead of boiling it in water. Steam until VERY TENDER. You can use a steamer basket on the stove or cook it in the microwave. The cauliflower should be easily pierced with a fork.
- Drain Excess Moisture:
Drain any excess moisture from the steamed cauliflower. You can place the florets on a clean kitchen towel and gently press to remove excess water.
- Puree the cauliflower:
Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor add seasoning and cream cheese and puree until completely smooth.