Ribeye is a rich and beefy cut that is best cooked over high heat. The easiest way to cook ribeye is on the grill, but you can also cook it in a pan or in the oven.
The most important thing to remember when cooking ribeye is to use high heat so that the outside of the steak cooks quickly while the inside remains juicy and tender.
Season with salt and pepper. Then use a stainless steel, carbon steel or cast iron pan with a light oil on high heat to quickly sear each side for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer the entire pan into a pre-heated 350 F oven for 7 to 10 minutes for a perfect medium rare.
After coming out of the oven, do not poke, cut or slice the steak until it has rested for at least 5 minutes so the juices have time to redistribute.
Ribeye is a steakhouse classic for good reason: it's incredibly tender and juicy, with a robust beefy flavor that really shines through. It's perfect for a hearty steak dinner, with a mouthfeel that's both silky and substantial. Ribeye is why steak knives we're invented. For an equally great cut with a more even texture, try a New York.
Chef's Serving Suggestions
When it comes to pairing sauces and sides with Ribeye, the sky's the limit! With its rich and beefy flavor, this cut pairs well with almost any side or sauce. Some of our favorites include roasted garlic mashed potatoes, creamy mac and cheese, and rich gravy. For herbs, we love using fresh rosemary, thyme, or parsley. These herbs add a delicious and fragrant flavor to the meat that is perfect for enhancing its natural flavors.