Hawaiian Rib Eye Steak

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 10m
Ready In

"This is a popular dish served at "The Hillstone" restaurants, they call it "the Hawaiian" and serve it with french fries. Save yourself $40 and make it yourself ;-)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (505.4 g)
  • Calories 1229
  • Total Fat - 96.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 48 g
  • Cholesterol - 741.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2798.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 31.4 g
  • Protein - 53.4 g
  • Calcium - 1665.6 mg
  • Iron - 19.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Whisk pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and oil in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add onion and ginger. Set aside 2 tablespoons marinade for butter. Transfer remaining marinade to a large resealable plastic bag. Add steaks and seal bag, pressing out excess air. Chill at least 1 day.

Step 2

Remove steaks from marinade, pat dry, and let sit until room temperature, about 1 hour.

Step 3

Butter and Assembly.

Step 4

Whisk butter and oil in a medium bowl to combine. Vigorously whisk in reserved marinade; season with salt. Transfer to the center of a sheet of parchment paper and roll up into a log. Chill until firm, at least 1 hour.

Step 5

Build a two-zone fire in a charcoal grill for direct (medium-high coals) and indirect (medium-low coals) heat. Alternatively, heat a gas grill to high just before cooking, leaving one burner on low. Grill over high heat, turning, until steaks are well browned and beginning to char around edges, about 4 minutes. Transfer to cooler part of grill and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of steaks registers 120°F for medium-rare. (Alternatively, cook in a grill pan over medium-high heat, turning steaks every couple of minutes.).

Step 6

Transfer steaks to a wire rack. Slice butter into 1/4"-thick rounds and divide between steaks. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.


Step 7

Steaks can be marinated 3 days ahead. Keep chilled.

Step 8

Butter can be made 3 days ahead. Keep chilled.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.