Ribeye with Orange and Olive Salsa Recipe

The key to the perfect steak is seasoning it ahead of time and leaving it to air-dry in the fridge for a bit before cooking.
June 2, 2020, 11:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Serves 2
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes (plus minimum 1 hour of salting the steak)


1 bone-in ribeye steak
kosher salt, to taste
1 orange
½ cup|70 grams roughly chopped and pitted castelvetrano olives
¼ cup|60 ml olive oil
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
¼ teaspoon chili flakes
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
flaky salt, to serve


1. Season the steak all over with salt. Set on a rack over a baking sheet and refrigerate at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

2. Take the steak out of the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

3. Zest the orange into a small bowl with the olives, half of the oil, mint, vinegar, and chili flakes. Cut the rind off of the orange, taking care to remove the white pith as well as the seeds. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick circles, then cut into ½-inch pieces and add them to the bowl with the olive mixture. Season with salt and pepper and set aside until ready to use.

4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add the remaining oil and the steak and cook, flipping once, until cooked to desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Transfer to a platter and season with the flaky salt. Serve with the orange and olive salsa.

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