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Dec 28, 2011 01:58 PM

One likes it well done - Prime Rib Dilemma

Hi all - I am making a prime rib on Saturday night - just six of us. I'm investing in a pricy piece of meat and will cook it to medium rare. Here is my problem - one person likes their meat well done - no pink at all. I will need to put her piece back in the oven or broiler, but since the meat needs to rest before I carve it, she will wait a while for her meat. Does anyone have any other suggestions? What about cutting off a piece before I cook it?

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  1. Usually the end cut will be done well enough for that one person, otherwise when its done, cut off the end cut and broil quickly to remove the last of the pink.

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    1. re: ROCKLES

      And this is the BEAUTY of such a luscious cut of red meat...yes, the end cut usually satisfies those who love it that way...I actually enjoy it BOTH ways on the "rare" occasion that I eat it...LOL! You should be fine as Rockles says!

      1. re: Val

        I love the end cut too. All the flavor is there. Thanks -that looks like the best option.

    2. I would cut off the end piece after you take it out of the oven, and while the big part rests, let it cook a bit longer with the cut side exposed. You won't have much time to rest it, but you could spoon some of the pan juices from the rarer part over it to make up for that.

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      1. re: visciole

        hmm, would you lose some extra juice by cutting that quickly? especially a complete cut like that? I probably would let the meat rest before cutting off the end

        1. re: ROCKLES

          me too. Also, after it rests it might just be done enough.

        2. re: visciole

          No, don't slice it at all before it rests. The juices will run out of the rest of the roast.

          1. re: visciole

            That will ruin the rest of the meat. Cutting into it means it will not rest.

          2. I know this sounds blasphemous to do to a prime rib but could you just nuke her slice to get rid of the pink? Of course, you don't want anyone to see you doing this. LOL. I wouldn't want to cut off a chunk before resting it and you don't want it to cool off before hers gets to medium.

            1. This is just a thought and I haven't tried it. Cut off one piece at the beginning and roast it in a separate pan. It'll cook faster so you'll need to adjust for that.

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              1. re: whinendine

                I thought of that - I'm picking it up today and I'm going to ask the butcher what he thinks - maybe he can do it for me so it's a nice slice.

              2. Microwave it. Or throw her piece in the garbage.

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