My amazing boyfriend treated me to 2 dinners over the Valentine's Day week, so I was more than happy to whip him up his favorite meal combo of meat and potatoes. I had remembered having the most amazing Rib Eye that last time I visited my mom in Arizona (we paired it with some fantastic Meomi Pinot Noir), so I was inspired to create my own take on a fabulous steak marinade and that would rock his world with a bottle of red wine I picked up at Trader Joe's. What was born? My new Shiraz Wine-Soaked Rib Eye Steak Marinade recipe; it's freakin' amazing and it pairs perfectly with one of it's main ingredients, Shiraz.
I picked up a bottle with a cool looking label called Presswork at Trader Joe's because I loved the embossed finger print and design of the label (my guy is a writer, too) and the price was appealing at only $5.99. Whenever your'e cooking with wine, make sure to taste it before you use it as an ingredient with your dish because you never now if it has turned or not. Luckily, the Presswork Shiraz from Australia I bought was great so I knew it would work for my marinade recipe. I used a few other Trader Joe favorites like their truffle oil and balsamic vinegar and the results were flavor perfection.
I purchased bone-in Rib Eye cuts because they tend to pack more flavor than the non bone-in cuts. To evenly marinate my Rib Eye steaks, I placed them in a pie dish for an hour and then flipped them for another hour so they would absorb the marinade more evenly. And how can you miss the garlic in this dish? Garlic is essential and it just makes this steak dish look even more mouthwatering! After marinating these gorgeous cuts of meat, I would suggest finishing them off on the grill. However if you don't have access to an outdoor grill, then go ahead and pan sear them on a grill pan and then finish them off on the oven to a lovely medium rare temperature.
If you don't have a Shiraz around, you could easily substitute a Syrah, Merlot or other jammy red with a medium-bodied build. Pair these Shiraz Wine-Soaked Rib Eyes with a glass of Shiraz at dinner and you will go ga-ga for this meal! Really want to go above and beyond with this meal? Pair them with my Bacon & Caesar Mashed Potatoes - a match made in meat and potatoes heaven.
Season Rib Eye steaks on both sides with seasoning salt. In a side bowl combine garlic, shallot, Shiraz wine, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, truffle oil, honey and ground ginger, and mix until combined well. Pour marinade in a pie pan and marinade the seasoned steaks for one hour each on both sides in the refrigerator. Grill Rib Eyes or pan sear them on a grill pan and then finish them off on the oven to a medium rare or desired temperature. Serve steaks with a glass of your Shiraz wine and enjoy!