Rib Eye, sometimes called Scottish Tenderloin or Rib Eye, is one of the most popular steaks in the world. It comes from the Longissimus Dorsi muscle, which stretches along the spine and does not overextend, giving it a nice, fluffy texture. This gives an additional beefy flavor and a pleasant moisturizing texture.
The main rib can come from the sixth to the twelfth rib, and the end from which it comes should dictate how it is cooked. The centerpiece is the most common (and often what you’ll find when purchasing a prime rib at a supermarket). Contains some fat covering and a good amount of marble. Then we have two ends: the short loin and the chuck chuck.
The short end has little or no fat and is less marbled, and it is more suitable for people who prefer less fatty meats. On the other hand, the tip of the envelope is more marble and has most of the cover. To get the best flavor out of the prime rib, have the butcher cut the steak from the end of the chuck.
- ° 1 rib steak
- ° Sea salt flakes
- ° Freshly ground black pepper
- ° 50g butter
- ° 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 an 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.
After turning the steak for the first time, add the butter, thyme and garlic and stir for one minute. To do this, tilt the pan towards you until the butter collects at the bottom of the pan, then pour the butter over the steak repeatedly.
Removing steak from skillet & permit it rest for 5 min . Don’t be tempt to skip this step, it is esentiel . During the cooking process, the meat particles stick together, so if you cut the steaks right after cooking, all the juices on the board will run out. The rest time allows the particles to relax and reabsorb their fluids, which means you won’t lose those delicious juices when slicing.
Cut the steaks into strips, season and serve with your choice of side dishes and sauce.