Easy dinner party roast beef

Potatoes and salad courtesy of Jamie and Tash. Horseradish courtesy of Al.

Next up for the cookbook project is the cookbook In the Charcuterie by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller.

See that roast on the cover...that is why my family ate for Christmas dinner last year!
See that roast on the cover…that is what my family ate for Christmas dinner last year!
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This is what 5 lbs of meat looks like
This is what 5 lbs of meat looks like
[/span4][span8] The recipe I had chosen was for Rare Roast Beef. I went to my favorite butcher and picked up a 5 lb untrimmed eye of round.
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This is my mini mortar and pestle. I picked it up at World Market.
This is my mini mortar and pestle. I picked it up at World Market.
[/span4][span8] The roast had to cure for 48 hours. To make the cure I used my mortar and pestle to turn 2 cloves of garlic and sea salt into paste.
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[/span4][span8] I rubbed the garlic salt paste all over the meat and then rubbed in another 3 TB of salt. Next I mixed fresh ground black pepper, 3 bay leaves (broken into small pieces), dried sage (coarsely chopped) and dried rosemary (coarsely chopped). I rubbed the spice mixture over the meat.
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beef cocoon!
beef cocoon!
[/span4][span8] Then I wrapped the meat tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated for 48 hours.
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Me rubbing the roast with olive oil...again I had been in the pool prior to rubbing the meat...I don't always cook in my bikini!
Me rubbing the roast with olive oil…again I had been in the pool prior to rubbing the meat…I don’t always cook in my bikini!
[/span4][span8] Prior to cooking (2 days later) I removed the roast from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Then I preheated the oven to 425 degrees and placed the roast on a roasting rack. The roast was rubbed with 1/4 cup of olive oil.
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Looks great!
Looks great!
[/span4][span8] The roast went into the oven for 12 minutes and then the pan was rotated 180 degrees and the roast cooked an additional 10 minutes. The roast was then removed from the oven and let to rest for 15 minutes.
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Rare as the recipe promised!
Rare as the recipe promised!
[/span4][span8] After resting I sliced into that bad boy.
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Potatoes and salad courtesy of Jamie and Tash. Horseradish courtesy of Al.
Potatoes and salad courtesy of Jamie and Tash. Horseradish courtesy of Al.
[/span4][span8] We had a very nice meal with very nice friends.
[/span8][/row_fluid] [hr] Verdict:  This is a winner for easy entertaining recipe.  It was so little work and took so little time to actually make.  Of course you need to have a bunch of friends to share this with otherwise expect a week’s worth of leftovers!  I’d like to also note not all guest were into eating rare meat so I put a chunk of the roast back into the oven and cook it until it was medium and heard the medium roast was really good as well!  If you have a collection of friends you want to feed this to you can grab the recipe here.