If you’re wanting a truly indulgent dining experience, then look no further than this cote de boeuf recipe. This beautiful cut of beef is dripping with juicy, flavourful fat, making it an undeniably delicious meal, especially with a rich and creamy bearnaise sauce.
Cote de Boeuf with bearnaise sauce
- Season the meat well and heat your oven to 240C
- To make your bearnaise sauce whisk the egg yolks and season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Add the vinegar and carefully whisk. Melt the butter and heat to the level where it will gently cook the egg yolks. Next add the butter, quickly whisking until you have a smooth, thick sauce. Finish with tarragon leaves.
- Prepare your salad, dress with a touch of oil, salt, and pepper, then set to one side. Cook your fries (if using them).
- Heat a griddle pan until very hot, add the thyme and sear the beef on both sides for 4 minutes per side. Turn again, leaving criss-cross patterns on the surface of the meat.
- Add the griddle pan to the oven and roast for 6 minutes for rare, and 8 minutes for medium. You can check the core of the meat with a meat thermometer, it should be 50C for rare or 55C for medium.
- Leave the meat to rest for 10 minutes then carve to share and serve with sauce, fries, and salad on the side.
What to serve with cote de boeuf and bearnaise sauce
With a heavy, meaty dish like cote de boeuf and a sublime bearnaise butter, it can be good to balance it with a simple salad and some fries like we’ve opted for in this recipe. A few other examples of side dishes for cote de boeuf include:
- Tender stem broccoli
- Shredded cabbage
- Jacket potato