Recipe

Beef rib eye for two

This romantic steak dinner is absolutely delicious topped with pats of melting anchovy butter, sautéed mushrooms and steamed green beans.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Ingredients

Anchovy butter
  • 75 gram (2½ ounces) softened butter
  • 2 anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon each finely chopped fresh chives and fresh flat-leaf parsley
Beef rib eye for two
  • 2 x 500g (1-pound) rib-eye beef steaks, bone-in
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large flat brown mushroom (100g), sliced thinly lengthways
  • 100 gram (3 ounces) swiss brown mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 100 gram (3 ounces) shiitake mushrooms, sliced thickly
  • 100 gram (3 ounces) oyster mushrooms, torn in half
  • 2 shallots (50g), sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Method

Beef rib eye for two
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • 2
    To make anchovy butter, combine ingredients in medium bowl. Shape butter mixture into a log on large piece of plastic wrap. Roll to enclose; twist ends to secure. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Rub beef with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season. Heat oiled medium ovenproof frying pan over high heat; cook beef until browned both sides. Transfer to oven; roast, uncovered, 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 180°C/350°F; roast a further 15 minutes. Cover beef, bone-side down, loosely with foil; stand 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make sautéed mushrooms. Heat vegetable oil in large frying pan; cook mushrooms, in 2 batches, over high heat until softened. Remove from pan. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in same pan; cook shallots and garlic until shallots are soft. Return mushrooms to pan, stirring, until heated. Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and parsley. Season to taste.
  • 5
    Serve beef with sautéed mushrooms and slices of anchovy butter. Serve with steamed green beans, if liked.

Notes

If your pan doesn't have an ovenproof handle, cover the handle well with several layers of foil.

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