The rib-eye, sometimes known as scotch fillet or entrecôte, is one of the most popular steaks in the world. It comes from the Longissimus Dorsi muscle, which runs down the spine and doesn’t do too much work, giving it a lovely tender texture. What makes it really stand out, however, is all the wonderful marbled fat running through the meat (including an ‘eye’ of fat in the middle, hence the steak’s name), which when cooked melts and renders into the steak. This provides extra beefy flavour and a juicy, moist and tender texture.
What rib-eye steak goes with
Why not try a compound butter to baste your steak with? Seasonal wild garlic, pink peppercorn and horseradish or umami rich miso and poppy seed are all highly tasty butters which complement steak beautifully.
Be sure to check out our full collection of recipes for even more inspiration on how to serve up this amazing cut of steak.
●1 rib steak
●Sea salt flakes
●Freshly ground black pepper
●2 sprigs of thyme
●1 clove of crushed garlic with its skin.
Take the steak out of the refrigerator at least half an hour before cooking it until it reaches room temperature. This is an important step in ensuring that the steaks are cooked evenly.
When ready to cook, generously season the steak. Sprinkle with lots of salt and pepper on both sides, and set on top to get even coverage.
Heat a frying pan. If you are cooking two slices of steak, make sure the pan is large enough to fit the slices comfortably. Otherwise, use two pans and heat them simultaneously.
Add the steak to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side (depending on the desired thickness and degree). As a guideline, a 3cm steak should be cooked after 5 minutes. If you have a meat thermometer, the indoor temperature should be 50 ° C for rarity, 60 ° C for average, and 70 ° C for good cooking.