Steakhouse Rib Eyes with Creamed Spinach

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 bone-in rib eye steaks, each about 1 1/2 inches thick

Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons pure olive oil

8 ounces mushrooms, such as cremini or white button, sliced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Classic Creamed Spinach, recipe follows

Classic Creamed Spinach

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 shallot, very finely chopped

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup 2-percent or whole milk 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season on both sides with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat just until smoking. Place the steaks in the skillet and cook to sear, about 3 minutes. Flip to sear the other side, about 3 minutes. Transfer the steaks to the prepared rack and roast in the middle of the oven until the steaks are medium rare (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the steaks will register 125 degrees F), about 12 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, once you have transferred the steaks to the oven, immediately add the mushrooms to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add parsley and toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep warm. 
  4. Transfer the steaks to a warmed serving platter, tent with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove any fat on the edges and cut the steaks into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve topped with mushrooms and with the spinach on the side.

Classic Creamed Spinach

  1. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the shallot and cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. Increase the heat to medium. Whisk in the flour and cook until foaming but not browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in the milk. Add the cayenne and nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.
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