To marinate a rib eye steak, it should be placed in a container and the marinade should be poured over the meat. The container should be covered and the meat allowed to marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
A rib eye steak can be marinated using a dry rub or liquid marinade. The longer the meat marinades, the more flavor it will offer and the more tender it will be. A good marinade contains four basic elements, which include oil, something sweet or salty, something acidic and herbs, garlic or onion.
A flavorful and easy to prepare marinade is created using cilantro, oil, lime wedges, peppercorns and rice vinegar. An additional marinade is prepared using grated ginger, soy sauce, oil, garlic and scallions. Honey, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce are common ingredients used in many marinades.
The oil in the marinade is used to coat the meat and absorb the flavors added to the marinade. The acid in limes, lemons or other citrus fruits aids in tenderizing the meat. Adding sweet or salty foods helps flavor the marinade and herbs add a zesty and fresh flavor.
The rib eye steak should be seared quickly on both sides and then grilled to the desired doneness.