|500 g||beef steaks (e.g. entrecôte)|
|40 ml||olive oil|
|½ tsp||cayenne pepper|
|roasted potatoes for serving|
A rich, full-bodied red with moderate acidity cuts through the texture of the delicate meat and perfectly matches the intensity of its taste.
Crush garlic cloves. Pluck rosemary and thyme leaves from their sprigs. Transfer steaks to a freezer bag and add herbs, garlic, and olive oil. Seal the freezer bag, rub marinade into the steaks, and marinate for at least 2 hrs.
Chop basil. Dice butter and add to a food processor. Juice lemon and add salt, cayenne, pepper, and basil. Blend until everything is incorporated. Transfer to a piece of plastic wrap, form into a log, and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for at least 30 min.
Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 60°C/120°F. Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Once pre-heated, remove steaks from freezer bag and transfer them to the pan, together with herbs and garlic. Sear for approx. 4 – 5 min. on both sides. Transfer steaks, herbs, and garlic to a soup plate. Cover with another plate and let rest in the oven at 60°C/120°F for approx. 8 – 10 min.