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Many of us feel like amateur chefs and often wonder if we are choosing the right cut of meat for a specific recipe. We often get customers asking us about ribeye steak, the best way to prepare it, and what makes it uniquely delicious. So, we decided to share with you some tips that will help you make the best ribeye steaks at home.
Let’s begin with a small definition: the ribeye comes from the loin muscle, a long muscle that stretches along the spine from the base of the neck to the hip, outside of the rib cage. Many chefs are of the opinion that the high-fat content of the ribeye allows for more moisture to cook with, giving it a lot of good flavour. So, let’s get it ready.
First of all, begin with a delicious marinade. You may choose something as simple as herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper or you may take a step towards a more gourmet sort of marinade. One famous marinade is Worcestershire one. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, and a pinch of red pepper to rub the steaks. There are endless others you can use.
Once you have marinated the steaks (let them marinate for at least one hour), you need to decide how you want to cook them. When the weather allows us to grill them outside, this may be the most delicious way to prepare them. For a medium-rare steak, place the ribeye on the grill and cook the meat for about two to two and a half minutes on one side; then rotate the meat 45 degrees and continue cooking for two minutes. Flip the meat over and let cook for four minutes on the other side. Adjust the times based on thickness of steak or preference of temperature. Don’t forget though that when cooking meat medium-well or well-done, the juices will release naturally, producing a less juicy steak.
If you can’t be outside grilling, you have the choice of still enjoying a great ribeye steak. A cast-iron pan is your best option. It allows you to get a nice crust on the steak. Heat the pan to very hot before placing the steaks. Once you place them let them sear until you begin to see a crust. Flip the steak and let it continue searing for another three minutes while basting the steak with the melted butter.
Some people also make their ribeye steak in the oven. For this method, just sear the steak for 30 seconds in a skillet on each side. Then, place the skillet in the oven and broil the steak for 2 minutes on each side.
Have fun making ribeye steak!