Things have been a bit hectic since returning to central Texas. I've had half a dozen medical appointments and about as many treatments with more in the offing but none any too serious. At any rate, I have the time now to report on my standing rib roast adventure when I was visiting in North Carolina.
Here is the nearly 10 pound roast all rubbed and ready to cook. It cost just a little over a C-note.
You can see the mirepoix used to catch the drippings and add flavor to the roast.
This is what I cooked it in.
It is a Wilmington Grill stainless still barbecue grill. I did not use any smoke because the grill belongs to my BIL and he's very picky about it. I was delighted that he let me use it and wasn't about to smoke it up inside and tick him off.
Here is the finished roast.
These new potatoes were dug 2 days before from my brother's garden in Sampson County, NC. I threw them in to roast them with the beef. They didn't quite get done so I nuked them.
Here you can see the drippings in the mirepoix.
I strained the juice and used it as a dipping sauce. I also made a horseradish sauce but couldn't get good horseradish and was a bit disappointed.
I didn't get any money shots of the plated meal. There were 7 other folks waiting to dig in who had no patience for me taking Qview shots. I was lucky to be allowed to remove the ribs before carving and serving. It provided healthy portions for the 8 of us plus leftovers for prime sandwiches several days later, and, of course, I got the cook's bonus of the bones to gnaw.
Being without my own utensils and cooking devices, I was winging it a bit and got less than optimum results. First, the meat thermometer was not giving me good readings being too low; so the roast got almost to 140° before I removed it to rest. This meant that most of it was a bit overdone to my taste being only slightly pink. It was not WELL DONE (thank goodness) and was plenty juicy. All who partook heaped praise but I know I could have done much better. If I'd only had my Maverick with me.
Also, not using smoke is something that I regretted but I didn't want to wear out my welcome. My BIL was kind enough to drive across country and take me for a 3 week vacation then bring me back to Texas in this.
Thanks for looking.