Since I am very biased toward ribeye steak, rendering my opinion irrelevant, I wondered whether I should or shouldn’t write this article. Since Costco ribeye steak tipped the scale, I just had to let the world know about this delicacy because it is a true shame not to indulge yourself in it. Still, buying it is easy, but cooking it requires a bit of knowledge and skill. So, how to cook Costco ribeye cap steak?
The cooking method for Costco ribeye steak includes a few stages- prepping, cooking, and resting. Each of those stages contributes to the final taste, and you shouldn’t skip any of them.
Having in your hands the delicacy that is the Costco ribeye cap steak and not enjoying it due to some dumb cooking mistake is a shame beyond description. But fear not because I’m here to give you step-by-step instructions on how to cook it so that you enjoy it as much as humanly possible. So, in this article, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about cooking this delicious piece of meat!
Costco Ribeye Cap Steak Cooking Instructions
It is so easy to cook this, but you can’t just throw it on the skillet or grill and be done with it. The cooking procedure is divided into steps, and to achieve successful results, you need to follow each of the steps. So, let’s get started!
Step 1: Prep Time
The first step is to prep the Costco ribeye for cooking. Since it’s rich in marbling, it needs to have the right balance between soft and firm so that it cooks properly. To this end, you must time the cooking precisely because timing is everything here.
Once you take your steak out of the fridge, place it on the counter and let it rest for 30 minutes. If you cook it straight from the fridge, it won’t cook evenly. If you leave it on the counter for too long, you risk it spoiling.
Use these 30 minutes to pat it dry so that it has only its natural moisture, without any additional moisture as they usually acquire during refrigeration. After it’s dry, rub some seasoning into it.
I use only salt, pepper, and a few drops of oil, but you can also rub in some paprika or herbs. Still, don’t go too far with the seasoning blend because ribeye is naturally very flavorful, and it requires only minimal seasoning. Once you’re done with seasoning, let it rest and absorb the seasoning for the remainder of those 30 minutes.
Step 2: Cooking Methods
There’s more than one way to cook this steak; you can either grill or pan-sear it. Each cooking method has its own markings, so I will explain both of them.
First, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and smear it with a thin layer of oil. Place the steak on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side; this usually gives you a medium-rare result.
If you are a beginner in grilling, the best way to ensure the desired level of doneness is by using a meat thermometer. Aim for around 130 °F (54 °C) for medium-rare or 135 °F (57 °C) for medium. I prefer my steak medium, so I grill it for about 5-6 minutes per side.
Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness and your preferred level of doneness.
For this one, you’re going to heat a skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add a few drops of oil or butter to the pan; I prefer butter, but oil works fine too. Cook your ribeye for a few minutes on each side until you reach your desired level of doneness. Don’t place it on the skillet or pot until it is hot because it’s likely to stick.
If you are a beginner, I recommend this cooking method because it is the easiest, and you can easily observe the level of doneness.
Step 3: Resting and Serving
Don’t serve your steak right after cooking, but let it rest for about 10-15 minutes to absorb the flavors. The resting period really allows the flavors and juices to balance each other out, and it is a crucial step in the cooking procedure.
After your cooked Costco delicacy has rested, slice it into thin slices and serve it with the intended sides. I like to pair it with roasted veggies, but you can pair it with your favorite ingredients.
How to Make Costco Ribeye Cap Steak Better?
Although the Costco ribeye cap is pretty much perfect as it is, you can still do some things to enhance its flavor. Still, don’t go overboard with seasoning because ribeye is naturally extremely rich and flavorful.
Another thing you can do is butter-basting while cooking it for an extra layer of richness. Experiment with the seasoning blend and add some garlic and onion powder, paprika, chili flakes, or herbs. You can also make a marinade using spices, oil, and a bit of balsamic glaze and let it marinate overnight.
What to Serve With Costco Ribeye Cap Steak?
This juicy dish works with countless sides, from roasted veggies to salads, to flavorful types of bread.
You can serve it over mashed potatoes or a bed of rice. You can caramelize some onions and top your ribeye cap steak with them. Creamy sautéed mushrooms are another fantastic side.
Potatoes in all forms go great with your steak. Corn on the cob, roasted asparagus, or grilled veggies are all great sides for your steak. Spinach, whether as a salad or as a part of a creamy mash, is another excellent option to serve your steak with.
Costco Ribeye Cap Steak Cooking Instructions
- 1 Costco RIbeye Cap Steak
- 1 tsp Oil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Once you take your steak out of the fridge, place it on the counter and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Use these 30 minutes to pat dry the steak, and after it's dry, rub the seasoning into it.
- Once you're done, let it rest and absorb the seasoning for the remainder of those 30 minutes.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and smear it with a thin layer of oil.
- Place the steak on the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side for medium well.
- The best way to ensure the desired level of doneness is by using a meat thermometer. Aim for around 130 °F (54 °C) for medium-rare or 135 °F (57 °C) for medium.
- That's it! Enjoy your steak with a serving recommendation from the article!