Ultimate Ribeye with Chimichurri (Keto)

I have been very quiet the past few weeks, but I have had the most FABULOUS few weeks so I am #SorryNotSorry. You see, I got a very lucky break a few years ago when a colleague of mine at the Fat Duck had-a-friend-that-knew-a-guy. He landed me a fab private-cheffing gig cooking for a tennis star over the Queens & Wimbledon Tournaments: WILD, I know! My first year (2017), I was terrified but embraced the challenge; the second year, I was just grateful that he booked me again. By the third year (2019), I truly felt like I was part of his team!

The highlight was when Funnyman joined me one afternoon and we threw them an awesome and authentic South African braai which has now become a tradition every year. Anyway, the team loved my ribeye and chimichurri, so I have included the recipe below which I did for them several times on his request. I hope you love it as much as they did! (The chimichurri is made in a mini food processor. Its unlikely you will use all of it over your ribeye: it yields massive flavour and a little goes a long way. Therefore, the macros have  been calculated that you will only use half, leaving the remaining for use in a salad dressing or over grilled fish. Store covered in the fridge.)

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Carbs 1.5g | Fat 54g | Protein 55g
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Ultimate Ribeye with Chimichurri (Keto)

Moist and perfectly cooked ribeye served with a fantastic, fresh chimichurri offering just a hint of heat. All this decadence at only 1.5g carbs per serving. Enjoy with a lovely salad on the side.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people

Per serving

Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 54g


For the ribeye

  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 TB unsalted butter, or lard

For the chimichurri

  • 10 g (0.4 oz) flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1 TB fresh oregano, leaves only
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 TB red wine vinegar
  • pinch dried chili flakes
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • This dish takes 20 minutes to throw together, but you really should start the day before. Remove the ribeye from its packaging and place on a cooling rack set over a tray. Store uncovered in the fridge overnight. As Heston teaches us, "the cold, dry environment is good for this rudimentary method of dry ageing".
  • Remove the steaks from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Season both sides of the steaks with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Scatter over the dried oregano and use clean hands to rub the steaks with the mixture.
  • Heat the butter (or lard) in a griddle pan and fry the steaks until a dark crust forms on the outside. Be sure to flip the steaks every 20 seconds (another handy tip from HB). Cook until done to your liking, (but if you are cooking it well-done, I am not sure we can be friends.) Remove the steaks from the pan and set aside to rest.
  • Use this time to throw together the chimichurri: simply add the picked leaves of parsley and fresh oregano and add to a mini food processor. Add the garlic and red wine vinegar and blitz well. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the jug. Stir in the chili flakes and olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Slice the rested ribeye into thinner strips and serve with the chimichurri (and a lovely salad on the side).
A new-and-improved version of this delicious recipe features in my cookbook KETO KITCHEN.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         709Kcal / 2966kJ
Fat                                 54g
Carbohydrates              1.5g
Protein                           55g


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