Rib 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.