Faster horses wrote:
I found this site with some different information regarding cooking beef; Prime Rib in particular.
Some things I had learned as the right thing to do, he calls "old wives tales." Anyway, it was interesting to me, so thought I
would share it here.http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/pri ... roast.html
As you might suspect, I have opinions... OK, let's call them preferences.
First... Cut off the Bones???? I strongly disagree. This is the best part of the whole Prime Rib. It is what I eat while other waste time on the center of this cut. Sheesh! They are suggesting having the butcher take the best part!
Fat... I actually will eat the fat. But, I know the majority won't. So, I would say maybe trim and lift, season the meat and then tie back on? I like how the fat protects the meat and preserves juices.
Dry Rubs.... Try what I call wet rubs and you will be amazed. Rather than Garlic or onion powder, mash onions and garlic into a paste. The fumes from fresh don't exist the same in a dry powder.
I am a huge fan of reverse searing of meats. Why potentially dry meat by adding excessive heat in the beginning?
Now, my way of doing a Smoked Prime Rib.
I will do my rubs and such... Then, smoke it for however much smoke flavor you prefer. Smoking is simply adding flavor and a degree of heat. The issue with Traegers for example is you can't add heat without adding smoke. My wife isn't a fan of excessive smoke flavor. A lot of people aren't. So, I smoke for just a bit for a hint of smoke flavor.
Next step, I wrap in cheese cloth. I am going to do a British style of cooking this Prime Rib. So, I want the Cheese cloth so it is easier to remove the rock salt. Put the Roast in a pan, Cover it liberally with Rock Salt, cook on low temperature until done.... Remove, Rest, take it out and pull the cheese cloth which removes rock salt.
BTW, I have started doing my briskets by finishing them in an oven. I smoke them for 3 hours and then finish in the oven for 9 hours. while I sleep. No sense in an overnight Brisket smoke where I get little to no sleep.