We bet you've never cooked a purple piece of steak . . . until now.
Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Jon & Vinny's in L.A. have created a fragrant steak with a hint of sweetness and surprisingly savory Moroccan-like spice profile—and their marinade of reduced red wine, sugar and warm spices, including cinnamon and clove, stains the rib eye a bright purple before it's seared in a cast-iron pan.
Don't be stingy with salt and pepper when seasoning a steak, especially one as thick as a rib eye. And even if you're comfortable cooking steak, this one can be deceiving, as its dark color (thanks to that marinade) will result in a deeply caramelized surface. Don't worry, it's not burnt. We like our steak medium rare, but feel free to adjust to your desired doneness.
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Red Wine-Marinated Rib EyeRecipe adapted from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Jon & Vinny's, Los Angeles, CA
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 24 hours marinating time
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes, plus 24 hours marinating time