How to Cook Rib-Eye Steak with Basil Hollandaise - Recipe

You know what is romantic? Having a candlelit dinner with steak! A Gordon Ramsay recipe.. Gordon takes teak and chips to a new level with a sharing slab of prime rib-eye that's just right for sharing. The perfect Valentine's treat for any steak lover.

  •     1 bone thickness rib-eye steak, about 600g
  •     4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  •     4 garlic clove, left in their skins
  •     handful thyme sprigs
  •     1 bay leaf
For the basil hollandaise

  •  100ml white wine vinegar
  •     small bunch basil, stalks roughly chopped
  •     1 bay leaf
  •     few peppercorns
  •     2 egg yolk
  •     250g unsalted butter, melted and skimmed to give about 200ml (See 'Know how' below)
  •     squeeze lemon juice
Without Hollandaise


  1.     Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the steak on a plate and rub with 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and plenty of black pepper and flaky sea salt. Leave to marinate at room temperature for about 10 mins. Heat a heavy-based ovenproof frying pan until searingly hot.
  2.     Add the meat to the pan, with oil from the plate, the garlic cloves, thyme and bay leaf. Sear the steak for 3 mins on the first side until well browned, basting with the oil and herbs as it cooks. Carefully tip off the oil, add another 2 tbsp, then sear the second side of the steak in the same way. Quickly brown around the edges, then slide the pan into the oven and roast for 15 mins, turning over halfway through.
  3.     Take the steak from the pan and sit it on a rack over a roasting tin. Tip the oil, herbs and garlic from the pan over the steak, then leave to rest for 15-20 mins. Leave the steak uncovered – covering with foil will make the steak steam and lose its crisp crust.
  4.     Meanwhile, start the hollandaise. Put a medium pan of water on to boil. Put the vinegar, basil stalks, bay leaf and spices into a small pan. Boil down to about 3 tbsp, then strain. Put the egg yolks into a large, deep bowl, add 1 tbsp cold water and 1 tbsp of the vinegar reduction, then whisk briefly until light and frothy.

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Nutrition per serving

kcalories 479
fat 28g
saturates 32g
carbs 2g
sugars 0g
fibre 0g
protein 56g
salt 0.03g


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