My Crazy Short Rib Adventure...Now with Qview...JJ

Discussion in 'Beef' started by chef jimmyj, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    First off my computer died, so I have to borrow my daughters tiny Notebook 'puter...BIG fingers...tiny buttons...So It may take time to load Qview.

    I wanted to smoke some short ribs and try a new Rub and Texas Dip sauce i have been working on. I told my wife I would order 10 pieces of Short Ribs, about 8 pounds, from my favorite butcher at a cost of $ 3.55 a pound.  Bev complained that nobody wanted to drive the 1 hour round trip to the butcher and would check them out at the local Grocery. The store did not have any so she checked at work, Bev is the Asst Purchasing Mgr for the local Hilton Hotel. Her boss told her that she was in luck as they had just received 70 lbs that morning and she could take what she wants and they would square up the following week. There was great celebration! These babies were beautiful...They got a good coat of Rub and into the fridge for 24. We also got a rack of Babybacks because the kids never had beef ribs and wanted a backup. I started to run a session of 3-2-1 on all but timing issues turned the job into a 4-2-0. All meats came out beautiful looking and rested while Cheffie Daughter Casey finished the sides and setup the Plate Stylizing for Qview. I'm going to miss her, she went back to the CIA on monday.

    We all sat down to eat...the Babybacks were Amazing, best I have ever made! The SR were tasty but had the texture of Roast Beef, edible but far from tender! What was not on the plates went back into foil pans with a good dose of Texas Dip and back into the oven at 225*F for another hour. Since we ate the other stuff the SR's went in the fridge to be eaten tomorrow.

    SO...Bev went to work today and calls a couple of hours later FREAKING OUT!!!

    The invoice from the Hiltons meat distibutor came across her desk and the price per pound for Custom cut, 12oz, 3 bone, cross cut Short Ribs is....$ 13.95 PER POUND!!!!!   WTF!!!

    Bev finds her boss to figure out if this is a mistake or "KOBE BEEF" or what? He tells her no it is Choice but because of the rush order they made for an event they did, that was the correct price.

    The Lesson...Stick with the Butcher you know and trust! To save 1 hour travel and a couple of gallons of gas,an OK Short Rib Dinner cost me...$111.60 just for the MEAT!...JJ
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sure hope they taste good!

    Since your hi rolling, might as well get a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue to go with it.

    And a couple of Cuban cigars!
     
  3. $ 13.95 PER POUND!!!!!   WTF is right. That's outrageous. Nice off her boss to let her know what she was getting. Jeez.
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Yikes!!!

      Craig
     
  5. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    no way Hilton paid that......what did they charge the function they hosted $39 a pound?  Anyway, sorry you had to pay that......

    how about sharing your new rub recipe?
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Al, Who has money for JW Blue and Cubans after cracking this nut...It's a 6 of Old Mil' and a Stale Cigarette, if they're on sale!

    Scott, He didn't know the price until today either. The Chef placed the rush order without inquiring about price!...JJ
     
  7. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Zoinks, I would have freaked also.    [​IMG]
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok here goes, I got help... The meat...

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The meat looks good Jimmy!
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I love them cut like that, I had a korean friend in Calif. that made them awesome on the weber. [​IMG]
     
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The site must be really busy! It keeps telling me there is an error loading more Qview...I will try again later after all you OLD GUYS go to Bed!...JJ [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Old Guys !!!

    Must be talking to me!!!

    Thanks Buddy !  [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well I hear that if you try really hard you can taste the $$ per/lb. when you eat overpriced meats! LOL

    Ouch! Maybe you could return them after your morning constitutional the next day? [​IMG]
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I bet the Hilton gets a discount on those ribs. Used to work securing hotels with cameras and fire systems and the accounting is amazing
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Did Paris put a special touch on them? [​IMG]
     
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok more pics... The Minion method in perforated disposable pans, with KK's apple/cherry mix and some hickory....[​IMG]

    It's 90* in the shade! I gots to keep cool some how!...[​IMG]

    Three hours in the BB are foiled and them SRibs look nice...

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    Some eye candy for the BEAR...

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  17. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    MEAT AND MORE MEAT...

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  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Some Baby Backs for my Brother Bear....

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  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bear's Eye view of the Short Ribs...

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  20. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Chef's Plate...

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