Standing rib roast./How many ribs?
- GB Dec 4, 2005 12:32 PM
I'm having my family over to Hanukkah dinner and want to prepare a standing rib roast. We are 6 adults with smallish appetites and 3 young children 9,7,6.Of course there will be the traditional fixings along with the roast.Last year the butcher advised me incorrectly. Now I decided to go to those are in the know. Those of us on Chowhound.How many ribs do I actually need and what should the roast weigh? Thanks in advance.
Since no one else has help, I will share my measurement system for Prime rib. One rib for two people, or 1/2 lb per person. This will give you enough to feed the kids and a seconds for some person who loves meat.
In you case something bewteen 4 to 6 lbs. You know better than I how much you friends can eat.
Get the samll end of the prime rib rosst.
Definitely agree with both of those recommendations. A whole rib roast consists of ribs 6 though 12 - the "small end" starts at rib 9, so you should ask for a roast that includes ribs 9 through 12. It's the more tender part of the rib roast and has a larger "cap" (spinalis dorsi) muscle, which is arguably the best single piece of meat on the entire cow.