Rib-eye steak is one of the better cuts of steak, sure to satisfy every steak lover. Here's how to cook a rib eye steak.
Ingredients and supplies:
- 2 5-6 ounce rib eye steaks
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cast iron grill pan
- Metal rack
Preheat the pan. Place the cast iron grill pan over high heat. Allow it to become very hot before cooking the steak.
Season the steak. Brush both sides of the steak with a light coating of olive oil. Then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Season the steak just before cooking it, do not allow it to sit with the salt on for too long.
Grill the steak. Once the grill pan is fully heated, place the rib eye steaks onto it, keeping the pan on high heat. Because you are using cast iron, no oil is needed. If using a regular frying pan, add a little oil first to keep it from sticking. Cook the meat until the bottom side is crispy and brown. Before turning brush once more with oil. Do not turn the meat more than once, because this can make it tough. Once you turn the steak, reduce the heat to medium.
Test for doneness. The cooking time depends on the steak's thickness, type of pan used, and how well-done you like your steak. To test doneness, gently press the center of the steak with your finger or tongs. It should be slightly springy, but not squishy. Testing for doneness in this manner can take some practice. You can also test by using a thermometer.
Remove from heat. When ready, use the tongs to remove the steak from the heat. Place it onto a metal rack. This will keep the steak from continuing to cook, which can make it too well-done. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving to allow time for the juices to disperse throughout the steak. Otherwise, they could run out when the steak is cut, making the steak less flavorful.
Serve. Rib eye steak is best with roasted vegetables, red potatoes, or French fries. As with any other cut of steak, make sure that it is served hot. This steak is perfect for a romantic evening in or a lavish dinner party.
Rib eye steak is cut from the roast on top of the rib. This roast is commonly known as prime rib. The rib-eye is a boneless cut with excellent marbling, which means that this cut is very flavorful. It is best cooked to medium, although it is still delicious at medium-well.