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Need help quickly PLEASE !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by forktender, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    Will 14 pounds of prime rib be enough to feed 25 people ?

    There will be a few young children ,but mostly adults.

    I'm looking at this meat wondering if it's going to be enoughj ................if not I need to get to the store right away, I have 25 family members coming over tonight for our Christmas Eve supper.

    Thank you so much for your speedy responce.

    God bless and Merry Christmas.

  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Depends on how much other stuff you have. Still 14 lbs is cutting it very close. 

    I like to get around 1 to 1.5 lb per person uncooked weight. That takes care of any shrinkage during cooking, the bones, and I'm sure I'll have leftovers!
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    When doing Prime Rib I try to figure 1 lb per person and that way I don't run out.
  4. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Is that a full 7 rib rack?  2 adults per rib is one rule of thumb, but depending on your other dishes, 1/2 - 1 lb dep. on appetites would be a ballpark I'd be more than comfortable with.  I'm not serving them restaurant size slabs - gonna have some thin sliced, some a bit thicker. I'm serving a salmon fillet also, fast and easy and can be baked in the oven or on the grill while my beef rests.  I figure with 2 different proteins, people pace themselves differently.  I have a bunch of appetizer-type food for them to eat before hand, shrimp, cheese & crackers, bruschetta, dips, so they won't be ravenous when the big food comes out.  Also did up a big batch of potatoes duchesse as a side (fancy name for piped out mashed potatoes, getting reheated in the oven after the salmon comes out.  If you're concerned about having enough meat, I'd consider an alternate type, like fish or poultry, that you have flexiblity in preparing.  I think you'll be ok. just don't slice too thick.
  5. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it is a boneless prime you are OK, if it has the bones with it you need more.

    Or feed smoked salmon as an appetizer first.  Salmon is the caterers friend when it comes to filling people up first.
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not if I'm there it isn't[​IMG]
  7. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    first of thank you all very much for the help !

    It was two 7 ponud roasts still had the bone in.

    AK you where spot on bud, I ran down and picked up a 3rd 7# prime rib. Thanks god I did, I forgot to mention we are a Itialian family.lol That lives to eat good food.

    only 20 people showed up to the house for supper..............thanks god ,or i wouldn't of had enough to make a samwich at 3:00am christmas day while i wrapped my wifes gifts.

    Next time I will for sure order a pound per person. ,that seemed to work out well !

    Thank you all for your speedy responce, you saved the day.

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  8. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    So Glad it went well!!  If you had told us sooner you were Italians we would all have said get more meat right away!  but I still say cook a nice salmon, too!
  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to hear everything went well.