Sunday, December 25, 2011

Standing Rib

Standing Rib

4 pound beef rib roast, bones still attached, tied.
small onion, chopped
1/2 the amount of the onion in finely chopped carrots
1/2 the amount of the onion in finely chopped celery (optional)
3 tbl spoons arrowroot (aprox) dissolved in water
2 pints dark beef stock
vegetable oil

This technique works for roasting any red meat, similar techniques will work on poultry. Variation in cooking time for different degrees of doneness is the only real variable, although there may also be some slightly different spicing and of course use an appropriate stock, dark beef won't work well with chicken.

Bring your roast to room temperature, or at least let it stand outside the refrigerator for a couple of hours, be more cautious with poultry than red meat, but still leave it out of the refrigerator for a while.

Put a small amount of oil into the bottom of a large frying pan, do not use non-stick as you wish the meat to stick to develop a fond, it will also be going in the oven.

Heat the pan to just below the smoke point, put the roast in, season the upside with the salt and pepper.

The roast will stick to the pan, when it is loose, turn it so another side is down. Do this until all sides except the concave back are browned and seasoned.

Add the carrots and onion, and celery if using and season with the rosemary and thyme and put the roast on top of the mire poix.

Put in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes the pound for medium rare, but use a thermometer as well, when the roast is 125-130 remove and let sit 20 minutes covered in foil.

The brown in the bottom of the pan, which is the fond, the pan juices and the mire poix with the beef stock will form the sauce.

Add a little of the stock, the Madera and the arrowroot mixture, and work the fond loose with a wooden spoon, add more stock and stir, slowly adding stock and bringing to a near boil. 

For the most elegant presentation, run this through a blender or food mill and bring back to temp, but for a family setting it isn't needed but do strain it.

At this point free the meat from the bones with a carving knife, discarding the string in the process. Stand the roast up on its back and carve to order. 

And above the sauce, the starch, the wine, the vegetable and the plate.

Camera Nikon D-90 AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f2.5-5.65G or AF-S 

NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.4f with internal flash.

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