Friday, December 18, 2009
Back to work after three days
off. I took a small boneless rib roast out of the freezer for
dinner. After it thawed Moe salted it.
Seasoned with fresh garlic and
lots of coarse ground black pepper, it was started on a hot grill to
sear and then finished off in a 500°F oven.
It didn't take long to reach
It came out of the oven at 118°F and left to rest while the potatoes and
the green beans finished cooking.
A little sprinkle of flour, a
splash of red wine and another splash of beef broth to the scan
drippings and there was just enough gravy for the mashed potatoes.
High Heat cooking Instructions
General Instructions (for Barbara Kafka's "Roasting A Simple Art")
"Different meats and different cuts have different cooking times. That's
why there are recipes. I did try to find a universal rule so that I
could say as I do for fish, "ten minutes per inch" or for chicken "ten
minutes per pound," and then describe the exceptions. It didn't work.
Timing is as much a factor of fat content, bone content, and the shape
of the roast as a
specific kind of meat.
The only easy rules are for boneless loin of pork or beef (the shell or
strip) and venison and beef fillet. They always cook in the same amount
of time since the only way they increase in size is according to their
which will not influence the cooking time."
This is her recipe for a Simple Rib
4 1/2 pound without short ribs Standing rib roast (2 Ribs) or 26 Pound
standing rib roast (7 ribs total)
2 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled and slivered
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 to 2 1/2 cups red
wine for deglazing
1 recipe for Yorkshire pudding.
Roast should be at room temperature, not taken directly from the fridge.
Place oven rack on the second level from the bottom. Heat oven to
Place small roast in a 14 X 12 X2 inch roasting pan. bone side down. The
large roast will need an 18 X 13 X 2 inch roasting pan. Snuggle most of
the garlic, is using, under the fat and spread remainder under the
Season well with salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes. With meat in
oven, reduce heat to 325° and roast for an additional 3 minutes per
pound.( i.e.: 4lb =12minutes, 7lb = 21 minutes, 26 lb =78 minutes)
etc..Increase heat to 450°F and roast for another 15 minutes regardless
of size. Meat temperature should read 135 on an instant - read
thermometer. If you like it more rare, reduce the additional 3 minutes
per pound to 2 minutes or for less rare, increase the 3 minutes to 5
Remove roast from oven. Transfer to a serving platter. Pour or spoon off
excess fat, reserving about 1/8 cup to 1/4 cup of fat. Put pan over
high heat and add wine. Deglaze pan well scraping with a wooden spoon.
reduce by half. Pour liquid into a small saucepan and reserve.
For Whole New York Strip Loin, the directions are a little bit
According to Barbara Kafka's instructions, it doesn't matter what size
the New York strip roast is the directions are the same.
Roasted New York Strip Loin
one 10 pound New York Strip (16 inches) Trussed
1 head of garlic
cloves lightly smashed and peeled, optional
3 to 4 springs fresh thyme
1 1/2 cup basic beef stock or a combination of beef stock, veal stock or
2 tablespoons basic veal glaze optional.
Place oven rack on second level from the top of the oven, or second from
the bottom if the fat cover is thick. Heat oven to 500°F.
Place strip of beef in an 18 x 12 x 2 inch roasting pan. If using, slip
whole cloves of garlic between underside of meat and string. Tuck in the
thyme. Slip some more garlic under the string along the top of the
meat. Sprinkle the meat on all sides liberally with salt and peper. Put
into oven one hour before it will be served. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove and transfer meat to a platter. Cut off strings. Remove the
garlic cloves that are too blackened to use. Pour fat from pan. Put the
roasting pan on top of the stove. Add stock or wine and the veal glaze,
if using and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom vigorously with a
wooden spoon. Add flavorings, if using, and any juices that have
collected in the platter on which the beef is resting. Let reduce by
half. Taste for salt and pepper, pour into a sauce boat and serve.
Roasted Whole beef Fillet
According to Barbara........"I buy the meat by the inch. It cooks
exactly the same way no matter the length as long as it s more than 4
inches long. When ordering, I usually allow about an inch and a quarter
per person and an extra half inch for the two end slices. By this rule,
six people will require an eight inch piece of fillet. The muscles in a
fillet all run lengthwise so that when it is sliced a crossed the
serving it is also tenderized.
The fillet is also called the tenderloin, and it is tender. It is a long
round muscle that hides behind the bones on which the shell steak and
the rib roast reside. T-bone steaks have some of the shell and, on the
other side of the bone, a circle of the fillet, or tenderloin. A filet
mignon is a slice cut acrossed the whole fillet to make an individual
4 to 5 pound whole beef fillet (about 3 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter, a
good 18 inches long)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup red wine for deglazing, optional, or 1 recipe semi-perigourdine
Place oven rack on second level from bottom. heat oven to 500°F
Place fillet in an 18 x 12 x 2 inch roasting pan. Rub fillet with butter
and oil. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. roast for 10 minutes.
turn. roast 10 minutes more. Transfer fillet to a serving platter. Pour
or spoon off excess fat. Put pan on top of the burner. Add the wine or
sauce and bring contents to a boil while scraping the bottom of the pan
with a wooden spoon. Let reduce by half. Season with salt and pepper.