Well as some of you all know I am doing a rib roast for Valentines day. I had a few requests to post up how I do it so here it is. This post is only going to be of the prep work I will post the smoke and all the fixings tomorrow or Wednesday. The fixings will be garlic mashed taters (the real deal not a box), mixed veggies, tossed salad (both from a bag, I cheated here).
This rib roast is about 4.5 pounds. I have another to do at a later date that is about 5 pounds. We decided to do it later since the oldest boy is going out with his GF and the youngest boy has too work. We told the oldest he could have his GF over to enjoy this smoked goodness but he declined. I'm sure you all know how that goes. Any way on with the details on how I prepped this rib roast. Since this roast didn't have allot of marbling I decided to inject it, to ensure it would be nice and juicy.
My injection of choice was;
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp rosemary (ground)
few cranks of pepper corn melody
a bit of Kosher salt
After I mixed this up I put it in microwave to heat for 1.5 min. I then placed it in the freezer to cool. I did this to help the flavors mingle don't know if it actually helps but it also cant hurt. I normally make my injections a day ahead and let them sit in the fridge, but some dummy was thinking the `14Th was Wednesday. Thankfully the rib roast was thawed being taken out of freezer early Sunday morning.
My rub of choice was one I have used in the past on stakes and other beef.
4 TBSP Mrs dash stake seasoning
4 TBSP roasted garlic and bell pepper
1 TBSP onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp rosemary
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper corn melody
I decided to try using the thick Worcestershire sauce as the glue for the rub. I tasted a bit and man it made a world of difference in flavor of the rub, In a good way. I will be using this again. The roast was slathered with the thick Worcestershire sauce and rub applied. It was then wrapped up tight in saran wrap and put in a Ziploc, and placed in fridge till tomorrow afternoon. That's all there is for the prep work Now for the Q-View.
The injection Ingredients
The Rub Ingredients
The Injection and rub all mixed up along with the Glue
The Rib Roast
All Rubbed up
All wrapped up in Saran wrap ready for it's rest in the fridge
There ya have it how I prep my rib roast. I was going to take a pic of the slather as well but I spaced it off. Hope ya all enjoyed checking it out. Don't forget the smoke and fixings will be posted up later.