Sunday, April 3, 2011

Home Cooked Delicious Medium-Rare Rib Eye Steak - Mark II

So anyway. A while ago I posted a short cooking class post about cooking your own rib-eye steak. If you don't remember the post (or if you didn't read it), it was a terrible failure. Live and learn, though, and so tonight the darling and I did our next attempt!

You can refer back to the previous post for the detailed step-by-step instructions, but in a nutshell the steps are:

1. Steaks at room temperature
2. Cook up some clarified butter
3. Pour clarified butter and rub into the steak, and then generously (but don't overdo it) sprinkle the dry rub ingredients onto both sides.
4. Grill on high heat, 2-3 minutes on each side depending on steak thickness and your preference for done-ness.
5. Put on a plate, cover with aluminium foil, let rest for 3-5 mins before serving.

As a general guide, we have three 300-ish gram grass fed rib eye steaks here, and we used the following amount of rub: 2 teasp. salt, 2 teasp. black pepper, 1 teasp onion powder, 1 teasp garlic powder, 1 teasp. paprika powder.

Doesn't this just look awesome?

These are about 1-inch thick slabs of meat, which were cooked on high heat for about 2 minutes on each side, which gives a medium-rare bordering on rare done-ness. Adjust your cooking time as you like, but try not to go above 3.5 or 4 minutes a side as fully cooked steaks are dry and disgusting.

Verdict? Utterly awesome, and full of juicy flavour.

The most important part about cooking your own steak at home is that you have to get a good source of meat. We bought ours at the butcher at the supermarket in Jaya 33 - their grass fed rib-eyes were rm8/100gm which is really cheap, but if you feel like splurging they've got Black Angus and AACo Wagyu meats on stock too.

Do give it a try! Once you've got a couple of attempts under your belt you'll marvel just how easy it is to whip up a delicious steak that can honestly rival many of the steakhouses out there - and at much, much lower cost!

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  1. This is a coincidence. I just had a ribeye for dinner tonite (Aussie 1824, at cava on jln bangkung). It was kinda chewy though. Yours looks a lot more satisfyingly juicy, really =)

  2. Yes...steaks are pretty much quite easy to make at home. All we need is a good cut and some practice...

  3. please put a video! i'd like to see how it is being cooked. tx!

    1. Hi there, that's a great idea, actually! We'll take a video the next time we cook up the steak and post it for you to see!