Prime - The Beef Cookbook by Richard H. Turner

In Prime: The Beef Cookbook, Richard H. Turner, the king of meat, shares 150 recipes devoted to meat cookery. Turner was trained by the Roux brothers, Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White - and now his talents are present in several of London's restaurants - Pitt Cue Co., Hawksmoor, Foxlow and more - as well as being one half of Turner & George - the best-quality butcher/supplier of British rare breed meat. He is also the man behind the famed Meatopia festival.

There are so many recipes in this title that appeal to me (remember, I'm not the biggest beef lover by any means) - Burmese Beef Curry, Bone Marrow Dumplings, and Sichuan Beef. Turner's vault of experience is spread throughout the pages between recipes and photographs that may tempt even the die-hard vegetarian. I was so gobsmacked by this book that I had to buy Hog and Pitt Cue Co and I love them all! That statement is high praise as I am typically not a fan of meat-centric cookbooks - Turner, however, is an exception. 

The publisher, Mitchell Beazley, is sharing the tempting steak recipe below with our members as well as providing three copies of this book in our contest. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter - open to US Eat Your Book members.


Butter-fried steak with golden garlic

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This is old-school French cookery at its best. If you can find grass-fed butter, then use it - evidence is mounting that grass-fed butter is healthier than intensively farmed butter, and it's certainly better 
for you than margarine or oil.


  • 2 x 500g (1lb 2oz) bone-in steaks such as T-bone or prime rib, 3-4 cm (about 1¼  - 1½  inch).
  • 50g (1¾oz) beef dripping
  • 125g (4½oz) unsalted butter
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic bulbs, cloves peeled
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Season the steaks all over with salt and pepper.

Heat the dripping in a large cast-iron skillet or frying pan. When it has melted and is foaming, add the steaks and cook over a high heat until crusty on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Turn the steaks and add half the butter, the thyme, garlic cloves and rosemary to the skillet.

Cook over a high heat, basting the steaks with the foaming butter, garlic and herbs, turning once more and adding the remaining butter. Cook until the steaks are medium-rare, 3-4 minutes longer. Transfer the steaks to a chopping board or plate and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes, preferably longer.

Remove the herbs and keep frying the garlic until golden and soft. Cut the steaks off the bone, then slice the meat across the grain and serve with the meat resting juices poured over and the fried garlic cloves.


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US.  One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 29th, 2017.



  • kmn4  on  10/19/2017 at 10:49 AM

    Steak & ale pie

  • lgroom  on  10/19/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Steak schwarma.

  • ravensfan  on  10/19/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Steak shawarma

  • rchesser  on  10/19/2017 at 11:30 AM

    The Umami cheeseburger.

  • Siegal  on  10/19/2017 at 1:10 PM

    Fried veal sweetbreads! Yum

  • heyjude  on  10/19/2017 at 2:16 PM

    Chopped Veal with Tuna Mayonnaise

  • sgump  on  10/19/2017 at 3:11 PM

    Sign me up for the British Army beef curry!

  • lpatterson412  on  10/19/2017 at 5:20 PM

    West African Suyo!!

  • RSW  on  10/20/2017 at 5:36 AM

    Steak shawarma

  • sarahawker  on  10/20/2017 at 3:11 PM

    Green chilli cheeseburgers

  • Scotsman61  on  10/20/2017 at 10:51 PM

    Green chili cheeseburgers

  • LaurenE  on  10/20/2017 at 10:59 PM

    Umami cheeseburger

  • contest718  on  10/22/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Butter-fried steak with golden garlic Looks so temptingly good I really must try this out for my hubs this week. We will both enjoy it a lot!

  • cheftina888  on  10/22/2017 at 10:01 AM

    what to start off with? I'd like to make an unami cheeseburger with grilled portobello mushrooms, with some beef dripping fries. Then for next meal I'll have a nice salad with some steak shawarma

  • Jenamarie  on  10/22/2017 at 2:49 PM

    The Umami cheeseburger.

  • orchidlady01  on  10/23/2017 at 2:20 AM

    Philly cheese steak and steak fajitas

  • matag  on  10/24/2017 at 8:51 AM

    Steak shawarma

  • lhudson  on  10/24/2017 at 4:06 PM

    Beef satay

  • kbiggs  on  10/25/2017 at 1:04 PM

    Butter-fried steak with golden garlic.

  • Julia  on  10/25/2017 at 8:35 PM

    Steak tacos.

  • t.t  on  10/25/2017 at 11:03 PM

    Steak shawarma

  • jc214a  on  10/26/2017 at 6:37 AM

    I would try the beef dripping fries.

  • rejcooks  on  10/28/2017 at 9:13 AM

    The magic of Hollandaise.

  • PennyG  on  10/28/2017 at 4:23 PM

    Steak Shawarma!

  • cora429  on  10/29/2017 at 6:03 PM

    I would make Veal chops with fried oysters & lemon parsley mayonnaise

  • annieski  on  10/30/2017 at 5:04 AM

    Kimchi Hollandaise

  • skipeterson  on  10/31/2017 at 2:56 PM

    Mustard fried onion burger

  • annwagner  on  11/3/2017 at 7:09 PM

    I would definitely try Stilton Hollandaise. I make a Stilton Butter that I put on steaks right now.

  • PeavineBlues  on  11/4/2017 at 7:44 AM

    Sichuan Beef

  • lisaevanoff  on  11/4/2017 at 9:47 AM

    Steak shawarma

  • gravesgoetz  on  11/4/2017 at 11:52 AM

    Kimchi burger, but this is a tough choice there is so many good things.

  • br22  on  11/4/2017 at 4:53 PM

    Ash-baked sweet potatoes with caramelized onion

  • Joy001  on  11/5/2017 at 4:21 PM

    Smoked prime rib

  • sequoia55  on  11/5/2017 at 11:06 PM

    Steak shawarma

  • bibliophile02  on  11/7/2017 at 11:49 AM

    Slow roasted tomatoes

  • Shana.  on  11/7/2017 at 1:36 PM

    Steak shawarma

  • Dmartin997  on  11/11/2017 at 11:10 AM

    It would be interesting to make pastrami.

  • BMeyer  on  11/11/2017 at 6:40 PM


  • VeryVigario  on  11/13/2017 at 5:55 PM

    Onion Rings! I make horrible ones and need a go to recipe!

  • AnnaZed  on  11/13/2017 at 9:54 PM

    Middle Eastern rub

  • dan.guarracino  on  11/14/2017 at 11:23 PM

    I am a fairly recently converted ex-vegetarian, so I'm still getting the hang of cooking meat again. Many of these recipes look great (I have so much to try!) -- especially the Sichuan beef!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  11/17/2017 at 10:40 PM

    Steak shawarma

  • bstewart  on  11/18/2017 at 6:00 PM

    Butter-fried steak with golden garlic!

  • jmay42066  on  11/20/2017 at 6:56 PM

    Philly cheese steak

  • stephanieyee  on  11/21/2017 at 10:57 PM

    philly cheese steak

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/29/2017 at 12:39 AM

    Bread & butter pickles . i'm a sucker for pickles!

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