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Prime Rib: Too Much

pne123

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I purchased a 3 rib prime rib approx 10 lbs. Plans have changed and I have too much.
In your opinion would it be better to cut in half and freeze or smoke the whole thing and then freeze half?
 

sandyut

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I would freeze half raw. Cuz I like it medium rare and thawed medium rare reheated can be a challenge...I suppose you could sous vide it...
 

pne123

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Yes, that is what I was thinking also plus I get to drink at the smoker when doing the second half.
 

thirdeye

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I might opt for removing the bones and freezing them for later, then cutting 2 or 3 nice steaks for the freezer, and cooking the half-roast boneless.
 

Inscrutable

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Same thing here, with a 4 bone ... bones off and freezing separately for making au jus (though considering making that now and freeze in my souped cubes trays), cutting about 2/3 for when we (eventually) have 2 friends coming to visit, slicing the remainder into a few steaks.
 

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