Thursday, 20 November 2008

Good steak

A weekend trip to Costco produced a whole rib eye for a couple of £/kg less than supermarket steaks. With the definite advantage that Paul - chief steak chef in our kitchen - got to cut them to requirements. I just had to do side dishes.

So I glazed some halved shallots in red wine and beef stock until they were sweet and the sauce was syrupy.

Then I melted some butter in a pot, added sliced baby leeks and whole baby carrots, tossed them in the butter and added washed, shredded baby leaf greens, pepper & grated nutmeg and clapped a lid on them to wilt down.

A couple of minutes a side in a very hot frying pan with a small slick of oil. A seasoning of salt and pepper. And there it was. Perfect, butter-soft, medium-rare steaks. Unbeatable.

9 comments:

kat said...

oh such wonderful sounding sides

Natashya said...

I seem to have misplaced my invitation to this dinner.
I will just be here by the door with a bottle of wine, waiting for the call. :)

Sam said...

Rib-eye is the best steak, sounds like a delicious dinner.

Sarah said...

What is it about the notion of shallots and red wine that always make me hungry? This looks like a delicious meal, FC :)

Foodycat said...

Kat - thank you! I have to write about the sides because they are what I get to cook on steak nights!

Natashya - I did send your invitation, the post must be slow!

Sam - rib eye is the best. Discount rib eye is even better.

Sarah - they are a great combination!

Jude said...

Good for Costco. I think I shall have to return tomorrow.

Cooking and the City said...

Oh I love a good steak & this looks way more than good! delicious :-)

MrOrph said...

I am a rib-eye fiend!!!!

Nice dish!

Foodycat said...

Jude - it was worth the trip!

Cooking & the City - it is a weird thing we've found in the UK. The steaks are usually cut so thin it is hard to cook them! Get a nice thick one and it is much easier to cook it well.

Thanks MrOrph. I was a sirloin girl but since I discovered rib eye I haven't looked back.

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