Recipe: Cajun Marinated Rib Eye Steaks

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4 USDA Prime Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks

Cajun Spice Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon white ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons basil, dried
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, dried, whole

Cajun Marinade:

  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup Cajun Spice Rub
  • 1/2 Spanish onion

To Marinate Steaks:

  • 1/2 cup Cajun spice
  • 1 cup Cajun Marinade oil
  • 1/2 Spanish onion
  • 4 Rib Eye steaks

Preparation

  • Cajun Spice Rub: Combine all ingredients, mix well.
  • If not using in marinade, you can simply rub steaks generously with Cajun Spice Rub on both sides and cook.
  • Cajun Marinade: Place ingredients into stock pot and simmer for one hour.
  • Strain through a mesh fine hole strainer.
  • Store in a plastic container.
  • To Marinate Steaks: Use a fork to pierce the meat, pressing the rub into the steak.
  • Slice onions.
  • Place the steaks and oil in a plastic container just large enough to hold them.
  • Add oil to cover the steaks
  • Marinate in a refrigerator for two days.
  • For Cooking: Season steaks with a bit of salt.
  • Grill or broil to desired temperature.
  • Finish with a bit of Cajun oil before serving.

This steak pairs perfectly with Chef Matt’s  Creamy Corn with Manchego side dish– get the recipe as well for a great steak and side dish meal preparation!