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Rosemary Garlic/butter Ribeye's

Rosemary Garlic Butter Ribeye

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This dish is nothing short of extraordinary. The ribeye steaks, carefully marinated in a symphony of garlic, butter, and fragrant rosemary, emerge from the kitchen as a masterpiece of flavor and tenderness. Each bite is a sensory delight, with the juicy, perfectly cooked steak paired with the rich, buttery infusion that elevates it to gourmet levels. The combination of these elements creates a taste sensation that is truly heavenly. But it's not just about the kitchen perfection; it's about the warmth and joy this meal brings to the table, turning every mealtime into a heartwarming celebration of deliciousness. You won't be able to resist going back for seconds – it's that good!

You Will Need

  • 2 (1 pound each) Ribeye Steaks

  • 2 tsp Salt

  • 2 tsp Pepper

  • 2 full Sprigs of Rosemary

  • 2 TBSP Oil

  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic

  • 3 TBSP Butter

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What goes well with Rosemary Garlic/butter Ribeye's

How to make Rosemary Garlic Butter Ribeye's

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).


Start by seasoning your Ribeye Steaks:

  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper evenly on each side of both steaks. Pat the seasoning into the meat for better adhesion.

Prepare the Rosemary-Infused Butter:

  • Strip the rosemary leaves from the sprigs and chop them finely.

  • In a small saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Once melted, add the minced garlic and chopped rosemary to the butter. Stir gently and let it infuse over low heat for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Sear the Steaks:

  • Heat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and heat until it shimmers and starts to sizzle.

  • Carefully place the seasoned ribeye steaks in the hot pan. Sear each side for about 1 minute to develop a beautiful crust.

Create the Flavorful Finish:

  • Reduce the heat to medium-low.

  • Pour the prepared rosemary-infused garlic butter over the steaks.

  • Add the full rosemary sprigs to the pan for added flavor.

Baste the Steaks:

  • Using a spoon, continuously baste the steaks with the melted butter and garlic mixture for about 3 minutes. This helps infuse the meat with the rich flavors.

  • Transfer to the Oven:

  • Turn off the stovetop heat and carefully move the cast-iron pan with the steaks to your preheated oven.

Finish Cooking in the Oven:

  • Let the steaks cook in the oven for an additional 3 minutes for a medium-rare doneness. If you prefer your steak cooked differently, adjust the time accordingly:

  • Rare: 2 minutes in the oven

  • Medium: 4 minutes in the oven

  • Medium-Well: 5-6 minutes in the oven Keep in mind that these times are approximate, and actual cooking times may vary based on the thickness of the steaks and your oven's performance.

Rest and Slice:

  • Carefully remove the cast-iron pan from the oven, and using oven mitts, place it on the stovetop.

  • Let the steaks rest in the pan for about 10 minutes. Resting allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.

  • After resting, transfer the steaks to a cutting board. Slice the steaks against the grain into your desired thickness.

Serve and enjoy your perfectly cooked Rosemary-Infused Ribeye Steaks! 

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Pro Tips for Perfect Rosemary-Infused Ribeye Steaks

Choose Quality Steaks:

  • Start with high-quality, well-marbled ribeye steaks. Look for steaks that are at least 1 inch thick, as they will cook more evenly.

Bring the Steaks to Room Temperature:

  • Take the steaks out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking. Allowing them to come to room temperature ensures more even cooking.

Season Generously:

  • Make sure to season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper, and press the seasoning into the meat. Seasoning enhances the flavor of the meat.

Use a Cast-Iron Pan:

  • Cast-iron pans distribute heat evenly and hold temperature well, making them ideal for searing and cooking steaks.

Preheat the Pan:

  • Preheat your cast-iron pan over medium-high heat before adding the oil. The pan should be hot enough to create a sizzle when the steaks are placed in it. This helps form a nice crust.

Don't Overcrowd the Pan:

  • Ensure there is enough space in the pan for each steak. Overcrowding can reduce the pan's temperature and hinder the searing process.

Be Cautious with Oven Timing:

  • The provided oven cooking times are approximate. Use an oven-safe meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steaks for precision. For medium-rare, aim for around 130-135°F (54-57°C).

Baste for Flavor:

  • Basting the steaks with the rosemary-infused garlic butter not only adds flavor but also helps to keep the steaks moist.

Rest the Steaks:

  • Allowing the steaks to rest after cooking is essential. It helps the juices redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in juicier and more tender steaks.

Slice Against the Grain:

  • When you're ready to slice the steaks, make sure to cut against the grain. This makes the meat more tender and easier to chew.

Serve with Accompaniments:

  • Consider serving your steaks with complementary sides like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Experiment with Doneness:

  • Adjust the oven cooking time to achieve your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, as it's the most accurate way to determine doneness.

  • With these tips, you should be well-equipped to create a delicious and perfectly cooked Rosemary-Infused Ribeye Steak. Enjoy your meal!

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Variations for Perfect Rosemary-Infused Ribeye Steaks

Mushroom and Red Wine Reduction:

  • After searing the steaks, set them aside and add sliced mushrooms to the pan. Sauté until they're browned. Then, deglaze the pan with red wine and let it simmer until it reduces to a rich sauce. Serve the steaks with this mushroom and red wine reduction.

Blue Cheese Topping:

  • Make a blue cheese topping by mixing crumbled blue cheese with softened butter. Spoon this mixture on top of the cooked steaks while they're resting, allowing it to melt and create a creamy, tangy topping.

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Instead of rosemary-infused butter, serve the steaks with a vibrant chimichurri sauce made from fresh herbs, garlic, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. Drizzle it over the sliced steaks for a burst of flavor.

Peppercorn-Crusted Ribeye's:

  • Crush whole peppercorns and press them onto the steaks along with salt before searing. The cracked pepper adds a spicy kick and a delightful texture to the steaks.

Citrus-Marinated Ribeyes:

  • Marinate the steaks in a mixture of citrus juices (lemon and orange), olive oil, garlic, and herbs for a couple of hours before cooking. The citrus adds a zesty and refreshing twist to the flavor.

Asian-Inspired Soy and Ginger Glaze:

  • Instead of rosemary, infuse the butter with fresh grated ginger and garlic. Then, add a soy sauce and honey glaze for a savory, sweet, and umami flavor profile.

Cajun Seasoning:

  • Season the steaks with a homemade or store-bought Cajun spice blend before searing. This will give your ribeye's a spicy, flavorful kick.

Balsamic Reduction:

  • Instead of rosemary-infused butter, prepare a balsamic reduction by simmering balsamic vinegar with a touch of sugar until it thickens. Drizzle this reduction over the cooked steaks for a sweet and tangy finish.

Herb-Butter Mix:

  • Experiment with different herbs in the butter mixture. Try thyme, oregano, or basil along with garlic to infuse the butter and create unique flavors.

Balsamic and Rosemary Glaze:

  • After searing the steaks, set them aside and make a balsamic and rosemary glaze. In a separate pan, combine balsamic vinegar, fresh rosemary sprigs, and a touch of honey or brown sugar. Simmer until the mixture thickens and becomes a sweet and tangy glaze. Drizzle this glaze over the sliced steaks for an elegant and flavorful finish.

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