These fast-marinated compound butter rib-eyes are standard Saturday night fare at our house. Why in the world would we go out for dinner if we can spend a fraction of the money and have better food at home? These steaks only need an hour to marinate, and each one sears in less than five minutes.
Having many children in quick succession actually made me a better cook. Most nights, going out to eat was not an option. I had to figure out how to bring the restaurants to us. When the kids were all little, we’d put them to bed and have our own “steak night”. Now that we have big kids and little kids, I’ll make 6-8 rib-eyes and we’ll all have steak and watch movies. It’s awesome!
All you’ll need to make these steaks is as many rib-eyes as you choose, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, soy sauce, butter, and salt (pepper if you choose).
Peel and grate the garlic and the ginger.
These are what I call “fast marinated” steaks. Too long, and you’ll kill the real steak flavor. Douse each steak with about 5 tablespoons of soy sauce and place 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and 1 teaspoon of freshly grated garlic on the top of each one. Let sit for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, flip them over and smear the garlic and ginger on the other side.
While the steaks are marinating, make the compound butter.
Grate 1 clove of garlic for every two steaks. Mix with about 1/4 cup of butter for two steaks. Add a few pinches of salt.
Mix well and set aside.
You’ll need a heavy-bottomed cast iron or enameled iron skillet to sear these properly. Put a tablespoon of vegetable oil in the pan and heat it AS HOT AS YOU CAN GET IT. Turn it up all the way to “high”. And stand back because it’s going to sizzle.
Sear for 2.5 to 3 minutes. Turn and sear for another two minutes on the second side.
Let the steak sit for about two minutes before you slice into it.
Top with the compound butter and enjoy!