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A big 1.6kg block of fancy prime rib.
We select our best Australian Cube Rolls for this cut. This is perfect for a holiday roast. You can slow cook it on the grill, or cut it up for ribeye steaks. This cut is tender and juicy so it is pretty forgiving if you cook it a little too long, or not quite long enough. There is a seam that runs through the middle, some call this the "flavor kernel", others just call it fat, but it is what makes this piece taste so good.
Feeds about 6 - 8 people.
All you need is a sprinkle of our steak spice - for the ones who would like it more natural: Our sea salt. Find the items at the bottom of the page under related items.
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Take it out of the plastic and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Leave whole, or do what I do and cut in half, after cutting off a sneaky steak for emergency purposes.
Place the lot on a plate in the fridge, uncovered, for a few days to dry out. It’s an urban myth that bright red beef is good!
Get some string and tie. (Think about what to make with the sneaky steak whilst getting annoyed you forgot your knots).
Then you can roast one and salt the other in a cunning brine with brown sugar, salt, allspice, bayleaves, cloves, black peppercorns, a chilli if you like, juniper berries, and saltpetre (if you can get hold of it). Let the brine go completely cold before pouring over the meat, weighting down, and leaving in the fridge for a week.
One point six (1.6 kg) divided by two, minus a sneaky steak, equals two decent joints of about 700 g. That’s a pound and a half to those who are still living in the dark ages with measurements.
Switch on oven to blasting heat (240 C; 465 F). Massage some salt all over your joint with a bit of olive oil. Sear (not seal, another urban myth) and brown the outside of your chosen roasting joint in a hot frying pan with another drizzle of olive oil.
Then roast in the oven for about 11 to 15 minutes per 450 g. This is tricky though as it’s a small joint, and ovens vary massively. I like it medium-rare, after a 30-minute rest, for a roast. Less time even for cold cuts.
Wash off the excess brine on the outside of the salted one a week later. Simmer in a pot for 3 hours or so. Let cool in the liquid.
Get some rye bread, slice, and imagine you’re in a deli in New York.
I haven’t been there, alas, but Katz’s, where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal go to for lunch looks like a good place to go!