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Apr 29, 2006 01:01 AM

Reheating Leftover Ribeye

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Have brought home half of a delicious medium rare ribeye (bone in) from a great steak house in Manhattan (check out my review on the Manhattan board).

What's the best way to reheat for dinner Sat with the least damage or loss of taste. I want to eat it whole, and not cut it up as an ingredient in another dish.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. I don't think reheating a steak is a good idea, IMHO. I would bring to room temperature, slice it and make a salad with lettuce, red onion, spicy vinaigrette, avocado, and if there are any decent tomatoes around, them too.

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    1. re: willow

      Totally agreed...I would personally make a sandwich, but same idea.

    2. Eve, I asked this question about a year ago because of a very similar circumstance. Someone mentioned copying an old steakhouse/diner trick using lettuce leaves. It was OK, not great but better than some of the other suggestions (put meat in ziplock bag and submerge in very hot water, etc)
      wrap meat in lettuce leaves, lay in medium skillet and heat gently, partially covered, until heated through. Be careful not to overcook. NB. this works best with room temp meat.
      Good Luck!

      1. If you want to eat it heated, as a steak, I suggest you slice it and quickly heat the slices in a skillet with butter. Yes, it will cook a little more, but less than other methods, and it will taste great.

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        1. re: DanaB

          thanks-I took your suggestion and it turned out great.

          I sliced thick slabs and quickly heated on both sides with a touch of butter. I even got the blood/meat juices to run again.

          did the same thing with the leftover sides--broccoli, potatoes and mushrooms.


          1. re: eve
            ChowFun (derek)

            Thanks for the reheating tip, and the successful followup...this is DEFINITELY how I will try it next time!!!