Everyone loves a good Ribeye Steak. It’s healthy, it’s wholesome and it hits you just at the right spot. An avid foodie would know that any type of beef steak is always served medium-rare. Anything more, you are just killing a dead cow and anything less you might lose your teeth.
The Story of Ribeye Steak
The steak itself is probably one of the oldest dishes in the world. The word Steak itself originated from the Scandinavian word “Steik” which means a piece. The term steak can be traced back to the 15th century but it is possible that Steak was a common way before that. After all, the steak is the most basic form of dish – it is a piece of meat that is grilled to make it easier for human consumption.
The ribeye steak, in particular, is steak that is prepared with the rib section of a cow. Certain places, like Australia and New Zealand prepare the ribeye steak with its rib bone attached while others, like the United States prepare the ribeye steak with the bones removed.
The ribeye steaks often have a good layer of fat that makes it cook faster, and when the fats are properly rendered, it creates a flavourful taste that melts in your mouth.
The best side dishes to pair with the Ribeye Steak
The types of side dishes used to be served with the ribeye steak depend on where you are having it served. Potato and salad is a common side dish. In America, Ribeye Steak is either served with a warm mashed potato, grilled potato and even fries. Countries like Australia often substitute the mashed potatoes with polenta.
To wash away the rich fat from the steak, salad is often served on the side. Ribeye Steak is usually served with simple leafy greens and tomato tossed in Vinaigrette or something slightly complicated like grilled asparagus, caramelised carrots or steamed vegetables tossed in light garlic butter.
As for the sauce, there are a number of different sauces that will complement the Ribeye Steak well. The most common sauce is Black Pepper Sauce and Mushroom Sauce. However, if you visit a fine dining restaurant, you might even be offered Bearnaise sauce – a French sauce made from emulsified butter, egg yolks, white wine vinegar and tarragon. It tastes almost similar to Hollandaise sauce with more tang to it.
If you are not into creamy sauce, you can even have your Ribeye with the classic Jus – also a light French gravy made by combining beef broth and red wine with herbs and reducing it until it has an almost thick consistency. Sounds easy but Jus is one of the trickiest steak sauces to make.
Making the Perfect Ribeye Steak
The key to making a perfect Ribeye Steak lies on your cooking skills, your timing and the size of your ribeye steak. To cook a boneless 12-ounce ribeye steak, first you need to heat the pan. Never put a steak on the pan unless it is hot enough. Before you put the steak on the grill, brush each side with olive oil, enough salt and pepper.
Once the pan is hot, cook one side for 4-5 minutes, turn it over and cook the other side for 3-5 minutes to achieve medium-rare or cook for another 5-7 minutes if you like your steak medium.
Where to get the best Ribeye Steak in Malaysia
Delicious in Bangsar has one of the best Ribeye Steaks in town. You can order their Australian Grass-fed Ribeye Steak and have it delivered to your house, or you can take it up a notch and order the Wagyu Ribe Eye from Me’Nate Steak Hub to be delivered to your doorstep.
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