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Reverse Sear Rib Eye with Horseradish Crema

Grilled Rib Eye with Reverse Sear

This is an amazing technique for rib eye, strip, filet mignon, or any bone-in steaks. Yes, you can have your steak and eat it too. There's nothing more tragic than cutting into a steak and seeing that it's gray, dry, and just sad. Reverse searing is a fool-proof method for cooking the perfect steak. Every time. Guaranteed. When you reverse sear, the steak is started in the oven, cooked low and slow, then finished off with a gorgeous sear. What's so fabulous about the reverse sear is that you get a super-thin layer of charred crust on the outside, and edge to edge throughout you have the perfect desired temperature! This recipe gets even better thanks to the spicy, tangy combination of horseradish and “sour cream,” the perfect balance for the rich, red meat. Bon Appetit! 

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Ingredients

REVERSE SEAR RIB EYE

  • Rib eye steaks
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

HORSERADISH CREMA

  • 3/4 cup dairy-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh horseradish
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper 

Preparation

REVERSE SEAR RIB EYE

 1. Pat the room-temperature steaks dry with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture. 

2. Brush the steak with extra-virgin olive oil, generous amounts of kosher salt, and a healthy dose of fresh pepper. (If you want to add any other spices, now is the time.) 

3. Season both sides, pressing the seasoning into the steak. 

4. Preheat the oven to 275°F, just hot enough not to trigger any searing or browning.

5. Place the seasoned steaks on a rack over a baking tray (cover the tray with foil to save yourself any clean-up). 

6. Place the steaks in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 125°F, depending on your preference of “doneness.” 125°F is medium rare, 135°F medium. This usually takes around 45-60 minutes.

7. Remove when the temp reaches 125°F. Allow the steak to rest for 15 minutes under a tented foil. This will bring the temp up several degrees. 

8. Preheat a skillet, grill pan, or heavy-based cast iron pan to screamingly hot, almost smoking, temperatures. 

9. Sear steak for 1 1/2 minutes on each side (don't move it around) until it develops a perfectly crisp, charred outside. Because you rested the steak prior to the sear, you can sear, serve and eat it right away. No waiting. Cuz let's be real, who wants a lukewarm steak, and who wants to wait? 

10. Slice and sprinkle with Maldon Sea Salt Flakes. 

11. While the steak is perfect on its own, the creamy bite of the horseradish sauce adds a little sharpness and slight tang that pairs incredibly well with the beef. 

HORSERADISH CREMA    

1. Sprinkle chives before serving.

2. Place all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 

3. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to meld. Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks.