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Old 12-03-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default December Special: *** "Rib Roasts and /or Holiday Feasts!" *** Throwdown - Lasts Through Jan 2!

Our December SPECIAL Throwdown Category is..."Rib Roasts and or Holiday Feasts"


1. Cook a rib roast of any kind, and or a holiday feast!

2. MULTIPLE ENTRIES ARE ALLOWED and encouraged for this TD only!

You may submit entries that are cooked from Friday 12/1 through Monday 1/2/18.

Entry pictures must be submitted by 12 p.m. Central US Time on Monday 1/2/18.

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Old 12-05-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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Dang it. Orthodox Christmas isn’t until Jan 7th. I’m planning on doing a roast for then but seems I’m going to miss this one.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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maybe a practice run is in order?
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:00 PM   #4
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maybe a practice run is in order?
I wish but I give up meat for advent.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:22 AM   #5
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My Christmas Day feast and humble entry:

Grilled scallops dusted with DP Tsunami Spin, grilled asparagus, roasted new potatoes, grilled tenderloin end served with a home made chimmichurri, a steamed lobster tail with drawn butter, and a romaine salad tossed with EVOO, Parmesan cheese and micro-planed garlic. It was a great way to cap off Christmas.


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Old 12-26-2017, 02:27 PM   #6
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This is my entry -

Choice Rib Roasts were $4.99/lb. I bought 3. Ok, I bought 4, but don't tell the wife.

Here is a 7lber. Dry brined with K Salt for 48 hrs. Cut the ribs off and then tied them back on the roast.. Then made a paste of rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, tarragon, olive oil, and loads of garlic. Made it in the vitamix so it was very smooth. Coated the roast with paste, then in ground dry mushroom powder, pepper, cayenne, and a little more salt.

Slow smoked it in the shirley with Oak and Cherry till it hit 125. Kept shirley temps around 200, it took about 5 1/2 hours. The outside temp was about 15 degrees F. I did not need a sear, as the crust looked pretty good

And the cut!

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Old 12-26-2017, 05:50 PM   #7
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Default Christmas Eve Ribeye Roast Take 2

This is my entry into the “Rib Roasts and / or Holiday Feasts!” Throwdown.

Most of you who’ve been around a few years know this is the time of year that I go Full Griswald so I haven’t got a lot of cooking in recently. Well I was finally able to get in a cook this weekend. Every year I host our family Christmas get together. My 2 brothers that live out here in California, come down from the L.A. area with my niece and nephew. We like to vary the meal menu each year. One year we will cook Tamales, (A So. Cal. Christmas staple) the next we’ll do Turkey, then a nice Honey Baked Ham. Well last year we decided to try a Ribeye Roast and it was a big hit so we did it again this year.

I had this nice boneless Ribeye Roast in my freezer that I started thawing last Tuesday.

Early Sunday I made up a Rosemary and Garlic rub / paste to use on it. Rub Recipe: (From Larry of BEER-N-BBQ by Larry)
1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary
3+ Tbsp crushed garlic
2 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper

I unwrapped the roast and trimmed off most of the hard fat.

I applied the rub (paste)

and then covered it with plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter for the next 4 hours to come up to room temperature.

Around noon I set up my kamado for direct / indirect cooking. I let it come up to 250 degrees before I put on the roast.

While it was cooking we set the table from our guests.

After it reached an internal temperature of 124 degrees I pulled it off and covered it while the kamado got up to searing temps. (Note: many of my guests wanted it well done so the best I could talk them into was cooking to medium)
Once the CI grate was nice and hot I put on the roast for 1 minute per side.

Here are some pics of me slicing it. (Please use the photo below as my polling picture)

On the table on the Christmas platter.

And here it is plated with a Stone Brewing “PataskalaRed X IPA” on the side. Both are waiting to be devoured.

Even though this was cooked to mostly medium it was still delicious. The rub / paste developed into a nice crust that was absolutely delicious.

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Old 12-26-2017, 06:37 PM   #8
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Official entry for the Rib Roast AND Holiday Feast.

First attempt ever to smoke rib roast but with the help of the Brethren it turned out above expectations. Amazing sides to go with it.

On the WSM and Done!

With carryover cooking

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My plate.

Skinny Nephew ate the whole plate!

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Old 12-26-2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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My entry:

So we had prime rib Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious. Had a good bit left and had it tonight with potato cakes and roasted asparagus. Delicious!

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Old 12-26-2017, 07:15 PM   #10
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The competition is tough, but the food pRon is rocking!

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Old 12-27-2017, 03:09 AM   #11
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Please accept the following as my entry into the Holiday TD. Full cook thread can be found HERE.

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:20 PM   #12
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We have an annual Christmas party for our extended family that we don’t see all the time. They asked me to cook prime rib since it was what my grandpa always insisted on having for Christmas. Anyways, it was a bit of a daunting task to cook prime rib for 50 people, not to mention expensive. I bought 3 boneless ribeye roasts at Sams Club and proceeded to prep and season them. I broke them down into 6 roasts and trimmed most of the fat (about 16lbs at 9.99/lb ). Seasoning was a rundown with Worcestershire sauce and Montreal steak seasoning with some extra dried rosemary. The roasts were wrapped and left in the fridge overnight. In the morning of the cook I rubbed them with a little prime rib seasoning by Traeger.

I smoked them on my Timberline @200° until they were between 125 and 130. Then let them rest a few minutes and loaded them in the Cambro for a couple hour rest until service. I seared them off in the oven for 5-6 min @ 550° just before slicing. All in all they turned out great with an awesome bark. Everyone was pleased and I ended up with a 1/2 roast for leftovers.

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Old 01-02-2018, 08:03 AM   #13
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This is my entry for the Rib Roasts and / or Holiday Feasts Throwdown...

Choice cut 4.5 boneless Rib Roast from Costco. Hit it with Kosher salt the day before, then seasoned with granulated Garlic and Pepper. Smoked at 225 - 240, with as little mesquite, until an IT of 120, let it rest for 10 minutes, then seared on the Weber Performer.

Thanks for looking!!!

Seasoned and ready for the smoker...

Looks good, but still needs a quick sear...

Putting a little sear on...

Seared and waiting to be sliced...


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Old 01-02-2018, 03:06 PM   #14
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shucks! if only i'd joined the forum a week ago. had some great Christmas meats :D
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:08 AM   #15
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Man oh man.....every entry looks AMAZING!!! Great job, tough decision.
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