Friday, April 27, 2012

National Prime Rib Day!

Happy National Prime Rib Day!
There's only one way to celebrate National Prime Rib Day, eat a big, thick, juicy cut of prime rib.

Prime Rib, a very popular cut of meat for Christmas and major holidays, is graded as a USDA Prime cut of meat. Most beef offered for sale in supermarkets is graded US Choice or Select. US Prime beef is sold to hotels and upscale restaurants.

Prime Rib comes from the section right behind the shoulder and is one of the priciest cuts of meat. If you can't find Prime only substitute with Choice.
Strip House Prime Rib
Courtesy of Chef John Schenk
Serves 10-12
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
· 14-16 Lbs 30 Day Dry Aged Bone in Prime Rib
· 1 1/2 Cups Dijon Mustard
· 1 head of garlic
· 1/4 Cup Rosemary, chopped
· 1/4 Cup Thyme, chopped
· 1/2 Cup Kosher salt
· 1/2 Cup Cracked Black Pepper
Tips on Prime Rib Purchasing and Preparation:

· At Strip House we buy our Prime Rib Dry aged with the fat cap intact. In order to make this dish at home, we suggest that you ask your butcher to remove the fat cap, tie the roast and french the bones down 1 inch.

· It goes without saying that for a quality Prime Rib, buy the best possible product you can afford.

· If you’re looking for another option instead of Prime rib you can always use this rub and slow cook Brisket or Top Round.

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Wrap garlic in aluminum foil. Place in preheating oven and allow garlic to roast for 30 minutes.

3. While the oven is heating pull the roast out of the refrigerator (should be about 30 minutes before you are going to cook it). *Meat that roasts at room temperature will cook more evenly.

4. Season the roast with the salt and pepper making sure you really work the seasoning with your hands all over the flesh of the meat.

5. Remove the garlic from the oven. With a spoon remove garlic cloves from head of garlic and place into a food processor. Puree garlic until smooth.

6. In a medium bowl whisk together the Dijon mustard, roasted garlic and herbs.

7. Take the garlic mustard rub and coat the rib in a thin layer all over the roast.

8. Place large rack insert into a large roasting pan and lay the meat bone side down. Carefully place pan into the bottom rack of the oven and let the Prime Rib roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Lower the temperature to 300 degrees and allow to cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Test internal temperature of the meat after two hours. When prime rib is done it should read 120 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.

9. Once the roast comes out of the oven cover it with foil and let it rest for a solid 20 minutes before slicing.

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