Rib Eye Medallion with Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gravy

Rib Eye Medallion is a simple yet hearty dish of pan seared small sections of rib eye served in copious amount of creamy gravy together with sliced button mushrooms and wilted spinach.


Rib Eye Medallion, I am not sure if there is such a thing but I sort of named this dish like such because this is the part of ribeye that has a small diameter usually found at the end sections of the said beef cut looks like medallions when cut into sections.  Others call it tail, others as chateaubriand but medallions sounded nicer 🙂   When you buy a whole piece of rib eye usually the bigger diameter muscles gain all the attention as you can cut them into generous sized steaks but what happens to the end bits are usually cut up into smaller cubes or even ground up.  For our dish today we will be cooking them steak style but since they are smaller in portion, we will use more of them and drench them in this glorious creamy mushroom sauce which we will also serve with some spinach.

This dish is great for steak lovers as well as those who love enjoying it with tons of gravy. Since this part is usually less fatty, it means they less juicy but nevertheless they are still very tender. To counter that “not juicy” characteristic of the meat is to drench it in a creamy sauce that will give it the moisture it needed.

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Rib Eye Medallion with Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gravy

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Freestyle

Description

Rib Eye Medallion is a simple yet hearty dish of pan seared small sections of rib eye served in copious amount of creamy gravy together with sliced button mushrooms and wilted spinach.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Steaks


  • 700 g end bits Scotch Fillet or Tenderloin, cut 1-inch thick
  • 4 cloves garlic, pounded
  • 4 pcs thyme sprigs
  • ghee or rendered beef fat
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Sauce

  • 150 g brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 200 g spinach
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare your gravy first. In a saucepan add 2 tbsp butter melt in medium heat then cook the brown mushrooms. Remove from pan then set it aside.
  2. Using the same pan add the remaining butter then once it melts sauté garlic and shallots.
  3. Add the flour then mix until it forms into a roux. Gently pour the beef stock while mixing. Mix well to achieve a consistent texture.
  4. Add the cream, Worcestershire sauce and mushrooms, bring to a slow boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove from heat then set it aside.
    Prepare your steak, season room temperature steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Add a small amount of ghee or rendered beef fat, just enough to coat the pan. When it starts to smoke, lay the steaks into the pan in batched to retain skillet heat. Cook for 2 minutes on each side in high heat.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low then add a tbsp of butter, a sprig of thyme and a garlic clove per steak in the skillet. Let the butter foam then baste the steak with it. Continuously baste and cook for 1 minute on each side or until done to your liking.
  7. Discard thyme and garlic then transfer steaks to the pan with gravy, add the spinach then place pan stove top in medium heat, give it a mix, let it simmer until spinach is wilted.
  8. Turn heat off then then serve.

 


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6 Responses

  1. Ribeye is one of my favourite cuts. Steak for the win :-)) This looks delicious.

  2. Ooo another sumptuous recipe – so rich, so comforting, so tempting! It would disappear in no time from my plate, I am afraid 🙂

  3. suituapui says:

    Yup! Looks good. Wish we had good beef here – the imported frozen ones are as tough as leather!

  4. That looks so incredibly good, Raymund! And it’s really quite simple, and something I could put together on a weeknight very easily. Definitely saving this for a future dinner. Oh, by the way, I’ve never heard of a Scotch fillet!

  5. Ah, now this looks like the ultimate comfort food, Raymund! I’m saving this recipe for the colder months for sure. And I see that you have a good bottle of red there, too – perfect accompaniment to this recipe!

  6. This looks delicious! I love when a dish has a vegetable in it too. I am always trying to get in all my veggie servings!

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