If you've tired of the traditional fare that comes with the holidays, grab a Ribeye and get the party started right! I have a Blackstone griddle and grill/griddle combination pans, so bringing this recipe to life is a cinch. A nice cast iron skillet with the ribbed bottom can get this lovely protein to center stage also, which is what I used for the featured photo.
All you have to do is whip up a quick marinade using soy sauce, apple cider or unsweetened apple juice, smashed garlic, onion powder and some black garlic paste with tomato puree and dash of liquid smoke, Hickory or Mesquite. After marinating for 30 minutes at room temperature or longer, pat the Ribeye dry, SPST ( Salt and Pepper to Suit Taste) and introduce it to a screaming hot grill pan or griddle. Let the protein go unbothered for about 4 minutes. After the 4 minutes, using two pairs of tongs, pick up the steak and turn it 1/4 turn of the pan. This will give you the signature grill type marks some associate with a restaurant quality steak, also referred to as crosshatches.
A Crosshatch pattern presents as tiny squares, particularly in a grill pan with a grid looking arrangement, like the longer, combination griddle. At this point 4 more minutes will have passed and you are ready to flip. I like to put a lid or tinted foil on the pan to encourage all around cooking and reduce splatter, but of course, do what's best for your cooking style. Once the steak has gone for several more minutes, depending on doneness desired, you are free to use your tongs to sear off the sides of your steak.
Generally, I prefer my steaks medium rare, but for Ribeyes, I like to take them to medium. Finish your Ribeye off with a pat of cultured butter. Allow your steak to rest for a full 5 minutes under tented foil to allow for redistribution of the delicious juices.
While the pan is still hot, toss in your green beans and saute them for about 3 minutes. Add a splash of seasoned rice vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. SPST.
Your mega meal in a flash is ready to go. Smashed or mashed potatoes and a beautiful green salad will complete your masterpiece! This featured steak will serve two, but that is a decision you make, Enjoy