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Rib eye steak with baked potato and mushrooms

Rib eye steak cooked medium rare with a baked potato and mushroomsRib eye steak is one of the most delicious steaks you can buy. It’s so tender and juicy. It can be a bit expensive sometimes too, but it’s worth it for a treat or a special meal.

With such a good steak, I think the trick is to keep it simple. When you have a piece of absolutely top-quality food, you don’t want to smother it in sauces or mask its taste and texture in any way. That said, a little bit of sauce as an accent flavour doesn’t hurt. I often just add brandy and cream to the pan where I’ve cooked the steak and make a quick and easy sauce that way.

There are two main things to remember when pan frying a good piece of steak:

  • Make sure the oil is hot before you put the steak into the pan
  • Once it’s cooked make sure you let the meat rest in a warm place before serving or cutting it

Here’s a link to a YouTube video of Gordon Ramsay on how to cook a steak. He’s using a sirloin steak in that one, but the principles are the same.

I did find one of him cooking rib eye, but it’s only a minute long. Have a look anyway if you want to.

I served mine with a baked potato, fried onions and mushrooms, with a cream, brandy and black pepper sauce.

2 Responses to “Rib eye steak with baked potato and mushrooms”

  1. Not Delia

    Oh yes, it’s gotta be bloody! But it has to be done properly. Make sure the oil is hot. Now you’ve made me fancy a steak but we’re having a quick and easy spag bog for tea tonight (home-made ready meal from our freezer). Oh well, a girl can dream…

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