Reverse-Seared Niman Ranch Rib Eye Steaks – Sponsored by Milk & Eggs
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Cold and flu season hit us hard this year. Just when my daughter and I were over our coughs, my husband got sick…around his birthday nonetheless. His birthday is around Valentine’s Day, so it was a double-whammy of festivities we had to cancel. Thankfully after about 3 weeks, he started to feel better. As a belated celebration, I cooked him a steak dinner Wednesday night.
I let him pick a cut from the choices available on MilkAndEggs.com. Their steaks are restaurant quality, from California-based vendors such as: Premier Meats Company and Niman Ranch. I was thankful that he chose Rib Eye, because I’ve cooked that cut before. Maybe we’ll try the filet mignon as a future experiment!
Meat Delivery at the door
Our steaks arrived on the doorstep in their signature bright yellow Milk & Eggs insulated bag, complete with ice pack. They were vacuum sealed, and in perfect condition.
Because I never reverse-seared a steak before, I researched online for best methods. I referred to this Serious Eats link and this video. I learned that it takes a lot more time to reverse sear a steak, including drying out the steak in the fridge. In addition, it’s helpful to have the following items…
What you need
Aluminum Half-Size Baking Sheet
My sheet is actually from Surfas, which re-opened recently at it’s new location. Obviously, use whatever fits your oven best. The half-size baking sheet fits perfectly in my oven, without using the rack.[amazon_link asins=’B000G0KJG4′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’westmomm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3eb3c8c5-18ef-11e8-ac05-bfa125e9a259′]
Silicon baking mat
I purchased these last year. They are super helpful when baking anything, and eliminates aluminum foil waste.[amazon_link asins=’B0725GYNG6′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’westmomm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4bd1f05d-18ef-11e8-b21d-3da696c03a11′]
Wire baking rack
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Cast Iron Skillet
I love my cast iron skillet. I can’t believe I didn’t own one until later in life. It makes food taste so much better, and is the only way to sear steak![amazon_link asins=’B00G2XGC88′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’westmomm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’cdbe52b9-18f0-11e8-ad73-c58e72b8826c’]
Rib Eye Steaks from Milk & Eggs
Place seasoned steaks in oven between 200°F and 250°F
Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 15 degrees lower than desired final temperature
The following chart is from Serious Eats. Always use your meat thermometer to take the temperature. I left the meat in the oven for about 40 minutes
|Doneness||Target Temperature in the Oven||Final Target Temperature||Approximate Time in a 250°F Oven|
|Rare||105°F (40°C)||120°F (49°C)||20 to 25 minutes|
|Medium-Rare||115°F (46°C)||130°F (54°C)||25 to 30 minutes|
|Medium||125°F (52°C)||140°F (60°C)||30 to 35 minutes|
|Medium-Well||135°F (57°C)||150°F (66°C)||35 to 40 minutes|
Sear on all sides in buttered cast iron skillet and baste with thyme and garlic
Let steak rest for about 10 minutes, then enjoy!
Reverse searing is a delicious way to prepare steak. It takes more prep, but is definitely worth it.
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