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Rib Eye with Garlic-Thyme Marinade


Make sure your to leave plenty of time for the steak to marinate to develop the fullest flavor.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2005


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (about 15 sprigs) fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 rib-eye steaks, each about 1 pound and about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Coarse salt and pepper


  1. In a medium baking dish (or bowl), combine oil, garlic, and thyme. Add steaks, and turn to coat. Cover dish and refrigerate; let marinate, turning steaks occasionally, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

  2. Heat grill to medium-high; lightly oil grates. Remove steak from marinade, letting excess drip off (discard marinade); season with salt and pepper. Place steak on grill; cover. Cook, turning once, until meat is desired doneness, 12 to 16 minutes for medium-rare.

Cook's Notes

You can also try this recipe with different cuts of meat: strip, T-bone, porterhouse, or tenderloin.

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