Condiments. Specifically- Ketchup & Mustard
“I will cut your head off and use your skull as a cereal bowl if you use that in front of me!”
As if the very presence of it offends you to the core. Strange....
That said, I prefer no condiments on my steaks, and only mustard on my dogs / brats etc...but I’m not going to go all Jeffrey Dhamer on your butt if you happen to put some ketchup on your bratwurst or steak in my presence lol.
Mushrooms can be put on the steak - or rather, the steak put on the mushrooms - when grilling them...While ON the grill... That way the mushrooms get coated in the steak's juices,ensuring that a VERY LIGHT salting stays on the mushrooms.
(edit) Whole button or baby portabella mushrooms. Then they are eaten as a side.
Pickle relish on steak? Was he from Illinois or something?
That just ain't right.
Ketchup is for dry overcooked burgers. A big fat greasy cheeseburger with grilled onions (and a proper bun) needs nothing else to make it palatable.
I remember reading an article on the origins of what we consider catsup. The word once had a far broader definition and included such things as fermented fish sauce.
but to each his own I reckon, took a little heat for my comments, hahaha... so, disclaimer = my opinion
if you're looking for an easy stovetop/oven way to make steaks that turn out awesome ( imo ), try this technique... I adjusted times for different cuts, but have made more than just tenderloins
I use a cast iron skillet but any oven safe skillet would work, and I use safflower or olive oil