Best marinated rib eye steak

If you’re lighting the fires this weekend, be sure to try this recipe for the Best marinated rib-eye steak. Left to marinate overnight, this has to be the best way to ‘flavourise’  your meat. Rib-eye is my first choice for the grill or barbecue. Moderate fat marbling helps keep the meat juicy and acts as a built in-baster, so be sure to choose a good cut.

When meat is the hero of the dish, it’s so important to choose the best quality you can afford. It’s worthwhile to source free-range, grass-fed beef as the taste is without a doubt superior. The fat or marbling will look slightly more yellow that white, which indicates that the cattle are grass-fed. Rump, sirloin or beef fillet are good alternatives. Remember that fillet is extra lean and needs care when cooking.

I’ve kept the measurements for the marinade simple and easy to remember. It’s literally 2 of everything which makes this a super-handy recipe to fall back on.

Sides and salads are as important as what goes onto the grill.  Whether you prefer garlicky spuds, a fresh corn and halloumi salad or maybe a nutty bulgur wheat salad, make sure there’s plenty of variety and options for guests to choose from.

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Best marinated rib eye steak


Best Marinated Rib-eye Steak

Serves 2-3
Marinade ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons of each, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large stem rosemary, de-stalked
  • 1 clove garlic, bruised
  • generous pinch dried red chilli flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • olive oil, for frying
  • 2 rib-eye steaks
  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Coat the meat in the marinade, cover and chill overnight.
  2. Remove the meat from the fridge and bring to room temperature. If you’re pan frying, heat a griddle pan until searingly hot. Drizzle a little olive oil on the meat and season with salt. Place the meat in the pan and cook for about 3 – 4 minutes. Turn and cook for an additional 3 minutes or to your liking.
  3. Pour the remaining marinade over the meat to deglaze the pan and turn the meat to coat in the sticky pan juices.
  4. If you’re doing the meat over the coals, baste the rib-eye with the left-over marinade while on the coals. Cover the meat with foil and rest for a couple of minutes before carving. Serve as is or with pesto and sides.


5 Comments. Leave new

  • Glenn used this recipe yesterday – the steak he made was delicious! Thanks, Di. x

  • So glad to hear, Gill! Darren’s got this one down pat now and is happily getting the braai-on with this recipe.

  • So tasty and rib eye is my favourite cut for steak. This will become our new steak marinade!

  • Seems like a nice recipe. I’ll give it a try. If you’re serious about doing this online, you need a print button. Most your competitors have one. Cut & paste is so tiresome.

  • Dianne Bibby
    8 March 2016 3:25 pm

    You’re right Don. As of last month, all the recipes have a printable card format. Hope you give the steak a go sometime.

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