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To Cover or Not to Cover?

Scoutmaster Oct 8, 2012 04:09 PM

Making this recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/perfect-ru... which does not say whether to cover or not. I assume not, but aren't roasts usually covered?

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  1. chefj RE: Scoutmaster Oct 8, 2012 04:11 PM

    No, Roasts are usually dry heat and uncovered. You want a deep caramelizing on the exterior of the roast.

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      Scoutmaster RE: chefj Oct 8, 2012 04:22 PM

      Thank you for that quick reply!

    2. cosmogrrl RE: Scoutmaster Oct 8, 2012 09:46 PM

      Yes, absolutely uncovered. Sounds simple, and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

      1. Bryan Pepperseed RE: Scoutmaster Oct 10, 2012 04:53 AM

        Just my opinion, but if you follow that recipe as written your meat won't be rare like the poster suggests. - my guess is that it will be closer to well done than rare.

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          chefj RE: Bryan Pepperseed Oct 10, 2012 08:59 AM

          At 275 F for 2 hours, it will not be well done.

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            Scoutmaster RE: chefj Oct 10, 2012 04:26 PM

            I left it in about 30 min pp and it came out perfect for us - med ~ mr

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