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Elevate Your Steak Experience: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Ribeye Marinade

Are you ready to take your ribeye steak to the next level of deliciousness? Well, I have the perfect marinade recipe to blow your taste buds away!

Trust me. I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen for years, and this marinade is hands down the best I’ve ever come across.

Picture this: a juicy, perfectly cooked ribeye with a mouthwatering caramelized crust infused with flavors that make every bite delicious.

This marinade is packed with the perfect blend of ingredients – soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and a few secret spices – that take the natural flavors of the ribeye to a whole new level.

It tenderizes the meat, infuses it with irresistible flavor, and creates a steak that will make you the hero of any dinner party.

So grab that ribeye, fire up the grill or heat your skillet, and prepare for a steak experience like no other. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Unlocking the Key to a Perfect Best Ribeye Marinade

In the video, Gordon Ramsay teaches Baltimore Raven Sam Koch a lesson on making the perfect ribeye.

Creating a great steak marinade requires the perfect blend of ingredients that work harmoniously to give your steak a mouthwatering taste.

Our expertly crafted marinade consists of soy sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, fresh herbs, pepper, salt, and a pinch of red pepper.

Each ingredient enhances the flavors and ensures a tender and juicy result.

The Science of Marinating Recipe

Marinating your steak infuses it with incredible flavor and tenderizes the meat, making it more enjoyable. When your marinade is ready, generously coat your steak and let it soak in all the deliciousness.

We recommend marinating for a minimum of 2 hours, but for the best results, overnight marination is ideal. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a steak that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and Dijon mustard in a bowl.
  2. Add the black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and oregano to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Place the steak in a large resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it.
  4. Seal the bag tightly and marinate the steak in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.
  5. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill or cook to your desired level of doneness.

The Perfect Cooking Techniques

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When it comes to cooking your marinated steak, there are various methods you can choose from, but we’ll focus on two popular ones: using a skillet or grilling. Both methods offer unique benefits, so pick the one that suits your preferences and equipment.

If you opt for a skillet, we highly recommend using a cast-iron skillet for its superior heat distribution and ability to create a beautiful, crispy brown crust.

Preheat your skillet on the largest burner, ensuring it reaches a shimmering point to guarantee that perfect sear. Before placing the steaks in the skillet, gently pat them dry with a paper towel.

This step helps create that incredibly flavorful crust, preventing steaming and allowing for proper searing.

For grilling enthusiasts, preheating your grill is key. Ensure the grill is at medium heat to achieve those mouthwatering grill marks.

Remember to oil the grates to prevent sticking, and sear each side of the steak before lowering the heat to finish cooking. Grilling imparts a smoky flavor that adds more depth to your steak.

Achieving the Perfect Doneness

Cooking your steak to the perfect degree of doneness is crucial for a satisfying eating experience. To help you achieve your desired level of doneness.

Here’s a guide to internal temperatures and their corresponding center colors:

The Steak Cooked Temp guide provides a temperature chart for cooking different types of steak to perfection, along with tips such as using a meat thermometer and allowing the steak to rest.
  • Medium Rare: 130-135 °F with a pink center
  • Medium: 135-145 °F with some pink
  • Well: 145-155 °F with a sliver of light pink
  • Well Done: 155-165 °F with mostly brown

Remember, after removing your steak from the heat, it will continue to cook for a minute or two, so it’s advisable to take it off before reaching the desired temperature to avoid overcooking.

Resting to Perfection

Once your steak has reached your desired level of doneness, resist the temptation to dig in immediately. Allowing your steak to rest for 5-15 minutes is crucial to ensure optimal flavor and tenderness.

This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a succulent and delicious steak.

So exercise patience and let your steak rest before indulging in its flavorful glory.

Additional Tips for Steak Perfection

  1. Quality Cuts: Start with a quality cut of meat for the best results. Tender cuts like filet mignon may require less marinating time, while tougher cuts benefit from longer marination and slower cooking methods.
  2. Seasoning: Before marinating, season your steak with a pinch of salt to further enhance the flavors.
  3. Precise Measurement: Follow the recipe’s marinade measurements precisely to achieve a well-balanced flavor profile.
  4. Get Creative: Experiment with additional herbs, spices, or even a touch of citrus zest to customize your marinade according to your preferences.


Congratulations! You now possess the knowledge and skills to create the ultimate steak marinade that will surpass all expectations.

With the right blend of ingredients, the perfect marination time, and a suitable cooking method, you can confidently serve delicious and tender steaks to impress your family and friends.

Say goodbye to mediocre steaks and embrace the world’s best steak marinade. Elevate your steak experience and savor every juicy and flavorful bite. Happy cooking!

Last Updated on October 8, 2023 by John Siracusa


  • John Siracusa

    Hi, I'm John. I've worked in the Food Service industry for over 25 years, working in my family's business. Cooking for me has always been an art infused with traditions. My career was inspired by Hell's Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan, which has one of New York City's best independent restaurant communities. I also admire Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach to always being your best.

    John Siracusa
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