Lots of couples have Valentine’s Day traditions and we’re no different. But instead of fighting crowds for a table at a romantic restaurant, our tradition is to stay in, enjoy the time together, and put a yummy steak on the grill. If you’ve been a follower of this blog for long, you’ll already know that we truly enjoy beef around here. Maybe it’s because my daddy always had cows on the farm and that meant beef in our freezer when I was growing up. I just know it’s always my protein of choice.
We’ve tried many different ways of cooking steaks over the years and have settled on a dry rub mixture that we usually use. But recently I wanted to try something a little different, so I came up with this recipe for a Citrus Marinated Ribeye with lots of Mediterranean flavors. The marinade has good olive oil, fresh lemon juice, orange juice, rosemary, and garlic. It’s truly delicious!
The only caution – don’t leave your steaks in the marinade too long or the citrus juice will start to cook them. Not good.
Just mix up your marinade ingredients in a large resealable bag, add the steaks, and let them sit for about 1 1/2 hours. No more. Grill the steaks until they’re cooked the way you like them. While you’re cooking the steaks, heat the marinade over medium heat, reduce to a simmer and keep warm. Spoon a little of the warm marinade over the finished steaks while they’re resting.
You’re gonna really love this one. I just know it!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- zest and juice of 1 orange
- zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 2 Ribeye steaks
- Combine all marinade ingredients in a re-sealable plastic bag. Add the steaks turning to coat well.
- Marinate for 1 to 1 1/2 hours turning steaks frequently.
- Cook on a charcoal or gas grill. While steaks are cooking, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Allow steaks to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle finished steaks with some of the warm marinade while resting.
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Other steak marinade recipes you might enjoy:
- Teriyaki Garlic Steak Marinade from Drick’s Rambling Cafe
- Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Molasses Chili Marinade from Cookin’ Canuck
- Marinated Flank Steak (London Broil) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Grapefruit, Ginger, and Honey Flank Steak from Creative Culinary
- Bobby Flay’s World Famous Steak Rub from Food Network