Is Prime Rib Overrated?

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
And deceptive as well -- USDA doesn't even require that it come from meat graded as "prime." I find it lacking in flavor and it's curious that people tend to overwhelm it with horseradish or something similar.
 

gut wax

Hall of Fame
Words so blasphemous I can't even quote them.

"That is not the point. I am superior to all posters on the forum, that is the main thing." - sureshs
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
When dining out and you want the same cut cooked specifically to your temperature simply order the ribeye on the menu. It's not my favorite...obviously a filet is tops, then NY Strip or a thick porterhouse or T-bone are higher on my list.

Years ago I used to do a turkey for Thanksgiving and then a standing rib roast for variety at Christmas. I would usually pick a three or four-rib roast and have plenty of leftovers for roast beef sandwiches all the way to New Year's. Gotta have a nice convection oven, a meat thermometer and the patience to let time be your assistant chef. The aroma while it's cooking can drive you nuts so eat before you cook.

I would always buy those marinate bags (Jack Daniel's was great!) and get a huge ziplock bag big enough to accommodate the roast and let it sit overnight before putting it on the rib roast rack I bought to go in the oven.

I kinda miss cooking. Not the dishes though.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Flank steak is GOAT

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stringertom

Bionic Poster
I see someone bumped your 4-year-old thread on the same subject @ollinger . Has all that cholesterol clogged up your arteries to the grey matter and you forgot you've asked the same question before? Premature Alzheimer's???
 

Northern

Hall of Fame
I don't eat a lot of red meat (conscious decision on my part) but when I do, I usually eat ribeye. There is nothing like a ribeye steak nicely marbled cooked to perfection (which in my case is medium.) Add some nice garlic fries and a bottle of red wine, and it's perfect.
 

Northern

Hall of Fame
There you go! A lot of the spices used to marinate Tex-Mex (fajitas) and Brazilian beef are similar and really aid in tenderizing flank meat, which is naturally tougher than other cuts from the primal rib areas of cattle.
Talking of spices and meat, chimichurri (sp?) came to my mind, Highly recommended. I already had dinner, and my appetite is being challenged with all this talk. :D
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I don't eat a lot of red meat (conscious decision on my part) but when I do, I usually eat ribeye. There is nothing like a ribeye steak nicely marbled cooked to perfection (which in my case is medium.) Add some nice garlic fries and a bottle of red wine, and it's perfect.
How about a nice Chianti with those fava beans ?
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
I don't eat a lot of red meat (conscious decision on my part) but when I do, I usually eat ribeye. There is nothing like a ribeye steak nicely marbled cooked to perfection (which in my case is medium.) Add some nice garlic fries and a bottle of red wine, and it's perfect.
I've vowed to give up meat at some point and just eat vegetarian stuff, but unfortunately I don't think I could give up stuff like pepperoni pizza. I think eating some meat infrequently is not necessarily bad for your health.
Do you like pepperoni pizza too?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I've vowed to give up meat at some point and just eat vegetarian stuff, but unfortunately I don't think I could give up stuff like pepperoni pizza. I think eating some meat infrequently is not necessarily bad for your health.
Do you like pepperoni pizza too?
I like the whole garden on my pizza and then one meat...either pepperoni or crumbled sausage depending on my mood for spiciness.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Not entirely sure what it even means for a type of food to be 'overrated'. Does it mean that people like it more than they 'should'? Or is it just a way of saying "a lot of people like this more than I do?"

I suppose you could make a case for things like McDonald's (and similar) being overrated, seeing as their popularity is more of a result of marketing, availability and I suppose affordability rather than the quality of the food, and that many would choose differently if they were more informed. Then again, I don't know how highly people actually rate McD's in the first place or if it's more of a convenience thing, but judging from this forum it seems some do rate it.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Not entirely sure what it even means for a type of food to be 'overrated'. Does it mean that people like it more than they 'should'? Or is it just a way of saying "a lot of people like this more than I do?"

I suppose you could make a case for things like McDonald's (and similar) being overrated, seeing as their popularity is more of a result of marketing, availability and I suppose affordability rather than the quality of the food, and that many would choose differently if they were more informed. Then again, I don't know how highly people actually rate McD's in the first place or if it's more of a convenience thing, but judging from this forum it seems some do rate it.

Overrated:

Starbucks
Chipotle
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Overrated:

Starbucks
Chipotle

I suppose. They are extremely popular if we go by the sheer number of customers.

At the same time, they are also two of the most popular places to hate on. But I guess that's the case with every mass-market place.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I suppose. They are extremely popular if we go by the sheer number of customers.

At the same time, they are also two of the most popular places to hate on. But I guess that's the case with every mass-market place.

For me Starbucks is overrated bc their coffee is just as average as everyone else's. I can see if it was like amazing or something :p Mcds iced coffee/frapps are just as good.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
For me Starbucks is overrated bc their coffee is just as average as everyone else's. I can see if it was like amazing or something :p Mcds iced coffee/frapps are just as good.
Yes. Starbucks is not terrible IME, just very mediocre. If they were very affordable, that'd justify their place, but on my parts they're about as expensive as the much more cosy and skilled craft coffee houses.

I've never had Chipotles. Is it more or less the mcd/bk of mexican food?
 

bad_call

Legend
have same opinion as ollinger on prime rib...

When dining out and you want the same cut cooked specifically to your temperature simply order the ribeye on the menu. It's not my favorite...obviously a filet is tops, then NY Strip or a thick porterhouse or T-bone are higher on my list.

Years ago I used to do a turkey for Thanksgiving and then a standing rib roast for variety at Christmas. I would usually pick a three or four-rib roast and have plenty of leftovers for roast beef sandwiches all the way to New Year's. Gotta have a nice convection oven, a meat thermometer and the patience to let time be your assistant chef. The aroma while it's cooking can drive you nuts so eat before you cook.

I would always buy those marinate bags (Jack Daniel's was great!) and get a huge ziplock bag big enough to accommodate the roast and let it sit overnight before putting it on the rib roast rack I bought to go in the oven.

I kinda miss cooking. Not the dishes though.

hats off to another cooking post. :)
 

Northern

Hall of Fame
I've vowed to give up meat at some point and just eat vegetarian stuff, but unfortunately I don't think I could give up stuff like pepperoni pizza. I think eating some meat infrequently is not necessarily bad for your health.
Do you like pepperoni pizza too?
Eating red meat every once in a while is probably OK. I would never become a vegetarian however, if anything I would eat fish and eggs as well. You can definitely become too obsessed about what you eat, but it's always a good idea to do things within reason and pay attention how your body reacts to what you eat. Some things (like donuts) are obviously garbage, but I suppose they are still OK to eat just a few times a year.

Pizza? Oh, yes. I do like pizza, and pepperoni is a must. That's just another food I need to restrain myself from eating, because I know it's not the best choice health-wise.
 

gut wax

Hall of Fame
Don't order Pepperoni Pizza in Italy.

"That is not the point. I am superior to all posters on the forum, that is the main thing." - sureshs
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Yes. Starbucks is not terrible IME, just very mediocre. If they were very affordable, that'd justify their place, but on my parts they're about as expensive as the much more cosy and skilled craft coffee houses.

I've never had Chipotles. Is it more or less the mcd/bk of mexican food?

No Chipotle is actually really good quality as far as what they use to make their stuff and its usually locally sourced, some of it is organic etc. It just doesn't taste any better than Moe's lol.

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Don't order Pepperoni Pizza in Italy.

"That is not the point. I am superior to all posters on the forum, that is the main thing." - sureshs

True, I tried that :D it's not pepperoni/they don't know what pepperoni is. Their pizza is different and more organic tasting.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
And deceptive as well -- USDA doesn't even require that it come from meat graded as "prime." I find it lacking in flavor and it's curious that people tend to overwhelm it with horseradish or something similar.

I don’t even eat beef
Very rare maybe twice a year

I do like lamb
 
I don't eat a lot of pork and this part is particularly unhealthy but I absolutely love this piece:

In Germany it is called "dicke rippe" ( thick rib) here https://goo.gl/images/NCCyRq not sure what it is called in English. It is quite fat and you shouldn't eat it every week but it tastes very well, especially if you don't grill it but put it in an oven so it gives you a great sauce too.
 
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