So my idea for a good man meal had to include some beautifully cooked red meat.
I thought- why yes, prime rib is a great idea.
It is also known as a standing rib roast
it's where ribeye steaks come from
and you can get it boneless for easier carving
And then I saw this ad in the Randall's mailer
a boneless rib roast for 2.99/lb
And I thought- NO WAY!
prime rib for 2.99 a pound??
So I planned an entire meal around this beautiful cut of meat
and the day of the dinner I moseyed over to Randall's
And just stared at the meat counter
Boneless Cross Rib Roast
And called my dad.
"This isn't prime rib is it?"
So I bought the on-sale meat anyway.
It was a rib roast... just not the lovely expensive cut I was planning for
I let it sit for an hour to bring it to room temperature,
crusted the outside with kosher salt, ground peppercorns
and garlic powder
Then I baked it, fat side up, at 400 for 20 minutes
and then at 325 for about 1 hr 20 minutes,
until it reached 140 degrees internally
for a beautiful rare doneness
the edges were a little more medium
(meat thermometer=favorite new gadget)
Let it rest for at least twenty minutes, tented in foil
And then I sliced the roast thinly
(but thicker than normal prime rib is sliced)
And yeah, no one else knew that it wasn't the $100 roast
It was absolutely delicious and flavorful!
and the man-meal-red-meat totally went over well.