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Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak

 

 

 

Rib eye steak marinated in cajun seasonings combined with fresh lime juice, honey and a light oil; then grilled to  your liking. Make it as mild or spicy as you like, either way, it will be your new favorite marinade!

Rib eye steak marinated in cajun seasonings combined with fresh lime juice, honey and a light oil; then grilled to your liking. Make it as mild or spicy as you like, either way, it will be your new favorite marinade!

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Grilling season is officially upon us here in NJ and though we mostly grill a lot of chicken in the summer, steak is our guilty pleasure. Steak just tastes so much better when grilled so I’m always looking for a new way to marinate them with fresh flavors and this Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak will definitely be a new favorite!

There are several types of steak cuts that work well on the grill like Porterhouse, Strip Steak, T-Bone, Flank Steak or even Top Sirloin; however, Rib Eye is my favorite cut. Rib Eye is also known as Delmonico or Cowboy Steak and is well marbled with fat throughout the cut. Since I prefer my beef medium well (inside is a little pink), this helps keep the meat from drying out and it’s still juicy even when cooked a bit longer.

Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak

For this recipe you’ll need your favorite cut of steak, cajun seasoning, lime juice, honey, salt and a light oil; I used Canola. I purchased cajun seasoning already mixed, but if you’d like to make it yourself, you can use this recipe. The measurements in the recipe card below were what I used, and was just enough spice for my family; however, if you like your food on the spicier side, adjust the measurement for the cajun seasoning.

Rib eye steak marinated in cajun seasonings combined with fresh lime juice, honey and a light oil; then grilled to your liking. Make it as mild or spicy as you like, either way, it will be your new favorite marinade!

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth; then add your steak and the mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Marinate the steak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours; though I found that it was much more flavorful after marinating overnight. When it’s time to grill your steak, remove from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature for at least 15 minutes prior to grilling.

 Rib eye steak marinated in cajun seasonings combined with fresh lime juice, honey and a light oil; then grilled to your liking. Make it as mild or spicy as you like, either way, it will be your new favorite marinade!

Place your steak on a preheated grill and discard the marinade. Sear the steak on high on both sides; then move to the side and finish cooking the steak to your liking. The USDA recommends steaks and roasts be cooked to 145°F (medium) and then rested for at least 3 minutes. To ensure food safety, ground beef should be cooked to a minimum 160°F (well done). Be sure to check with a thermometer, as color alone is not a foolproof indicator.

Proper Internal Meat Temperatures

  • Rare--cool red center 125°F (52°C)
  • Medium Rare--warm red center 135°F (57°C)
  • Medium–warm pink center 145°F (63°C)
  • Medium Well–slightly pink center 150°F (66°C)
  • Well Done–little to no pink 160°F (71°C)
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My family loved this recipe for Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak ; it was so delicious and so flavorful. I served ours with Sriracha Lime Roasted Cauliflower, a baked potato and tossed salad. ~Enjoy!

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Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Rib eye steak marinated in cajun seasonings combined with fresh lime juice, honey and a light oil; then grilled to your liking. Make it as mild or spicy as you like, either way, it will be your new favorite marinade!

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4- (7oz) Rib Eye Steaks, uncooked weight
  • 1/2 tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 3 Limes, juice only
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth; then add your steak and the mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Marinate the steak in the refrigerator for at least 2-24 hours. (Note: I found that the beef was much more flavorful after marinating overnight). 

  2. Preheat your grill. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature for at least 15 minutes prior to grilling.

  3. Place your steak on the grill and discard the marinade. Sear the steak on high on both sides; then move to the side and finish cooking the steak to your liking. (Cooking times may vary). 

Recipe Notes

*7oz. uncooked rib eye=approx. 4-5oz. cooked, edible weight

 

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Lime Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Amount Per Serving (5 oz.)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 905mg 26%
Protein 44g 88%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used in this recipe and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. The marinade is not factored into this recipe as it's discarded before cooking. 

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