Mustard-infused rib-eye with crispy potatoes

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Dominic Chapman recommends marinating the rib-eye steak for 24 hours to allow the herbs and mustard to penetrate the meat with flavour. Using rare-breed varieties of beef - such as Dexter or Aberdeen Angus - will make this rib-eye with mustard recipe even more luxurious.

First published in 2015





Crispy potatoes


For the marinade, combine the wine, oil, mustard, salt, pepper, shallots, garlic, chilli, tarragon and parsley. Mix thoroughly before covering the steaks completely in the marinade. Place in the fridge and leave for 24 hours
1 hour before you cook the steak, peel and wash the potatoes. Cut into even chunks and place in a large pan, cover with cold water. Add 4 large pinches of salt and bring to a gentle boil
Cook until tender but still slightly firm in the centre, approximately 8-10 minutes. Drain the water and toss in the colander to gently break up edges. Leave in the colander to steam for a few minutes
Place a heavy-based roasting pan over a high heat. Add the duck fat and melt until hot. Place the potatoes in the hot duck fat and turn evenly to give each piece a crispy, golden brown finish
Transfer the potatoes to an oven set to 220°C/gas mark 8 and roast for a further 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, remove and keep warm
Turn the oven down to 200˚C/gas mark 6. Place a pan over a high heat and add a splash of vegetable oil
Add the steaks and cook until the meat is a dark brown colour, turn over and to cook the other side until a similar colour is achieved
  • 2 240g rib-eye steaks
For a rare steak, you do not need to cook the steak further in the oven. For a medium-rare steak, place in the preheated oven for 1 minute (increase this number by 2 minute increments for medium, medium-well and well-done finishes). Remove the steaks from the oven and set aside to rest for 4 minutes. Serve with the potatoes and mustards
First published in 2015

Dominic Chapman's passion for food is in the blood: his family has owned and run the highly acclaimed Castle Hotel in Taunton for over 60 years.

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