Grilled Rib-Eye w/ Bourbon Marinade
Summer is here! That means it’s time to dust off those BBQ grills and get out to the parks and beaches. I love grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, but there is nothing like a steak grilled to perfection. Sirloin, porterhouse, and rib-eye are amongst my favorite cuts to grill. I believe a good marinade is key to a tasty, tender, and juicy grilled steak. This marinade is one of my favorites , especially since it is easy to prepare. I used it the other day to marinate this monster 42 oz bone-in rib eye steak at a family BBQ, and it received a big thumbs up. I chose this cut because the fat marbling contained in a rib-eye steak makes for a very flavorful and juicy steak. Happy Grilling! *Note: I substituted 4 smaller steaks for this recipe, since everyone does not have a 42 oz handy.
4 rib-eye steaks 12 oz each , at least 1 inch thick
1 cup of quality bourbon
3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs light brown sugar
2-3 crushed garlic cloves
small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
Place all of the marinade ingredients into a non-metallic shallow bowl and mix until well blended. Put the steaks into a large plastic storage bag and pour the marinade inside. Seal the bag and move the steaks around to coat them evenly with the marinade. Refrigerate and allow them to marinate 12-24 hours, turn once midway through the process. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and allow them reach to room temperature before cooking, this helps the meat to cook evenly. Use a non-stick cooking spray on the grill and get your coals nice and hot. Add the steaks to the hottest part of the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes, be careful of flare ups from dripping juices, flip them over and cook an additional 5-6 minutes. Remove the steaks from the grill and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving. I recommend cooking the steaks to medium rare for the best results. Bon Appetit!