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how much do i need??

spinach Dec 2, 2006 12:51 AM

i am planning to make prime-rib for xmas dinner, and i am clueless when it comes to quantity. there will be 11 adults...how big a roast do i need? any ideas??

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  1. weinstein5 Dec 2, 2006 01:32 AM

    I would figure about a 1/2 - 3/4 lb per guest - so 5.5 to 8.25 lb roast - having grown up in a house where not being able to offer seconds is a mortal sin - I would lean towards the high side -

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      spinach Dec 2, 2006 03:18 AM

      tanks very much...one other question if i might. some of my guests are die hard well done meat fans, the others prefer med to med rare. how do i manage both at once?

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        weinstein5 Dec 4, 2006 04:27 AM

        That is the tricky part - one way which I have done in the past - by 2 roasts of equal size and cook each according to the taste of your guests -

    2. Candy Dec 2, 2006 03:27 AM

      I'd order 6 ribs starting from the small end. You will have left overs and that is not a bad thing. With a roast that size you can fill all orders.

      1. yayadave Dec 4, 2006 12:50 PM

        I think a lot of restos cook them rare and touch them up in the microwave.

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