Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Standing Rib Roast with Root Vegetables (GF)

2 whole heads garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 bone-in rib roast, 4-5 pounds
1 cup fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4-5 small carrots, cut into thirds
1 onion, cut into wedges
2 fennel bulbs, cut into wedges
1 potato, cut into large dice
1-2 cups beef stock, homemade
1-2 cups red wine
1-2 teaspoons arrowroot powder

Cut the tops off the garlic heads.  Drizzle with one tablespoon olive oil each and wrap in foil.  Roast at 350 degrees for one hour or until very fragrant.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

One hour before cooking, remove the roast from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.  Preheat the oven to 450.

Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves from the skins.  Add the roasted garlic, rosemary leaves, half the salt and pepper and the remaining olive oil to a mini food processor and grind, until leaves are chopped.

Scatter the chopped vegetables in a roasting pan small enough that they fill the bottom.  Pour in the stock and wine and stir to coat.  Place the roast on top of the vegetables and season generously with salt and pepper on the bottom and sides.  Place the roast fat side up and slather with the roasted garlic mixture.

Place the roast in the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.  Lower heat to 350 and continue roasting for at least 90 minutes, basting with the pan juices every 20 or 30 minutes.

When a meat thermometer registers 130, remove the roast from the oven.  Set aside on a platter and cover with foil to rest for 15 minutes.

Heat the vegetables in the roasting pan over a burner on medium high heat.  When juices begin to bubble, sprinkle in arrowroot powder and stir to coat, allowing to cook until sauce has thickened sufficiently.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Carve the roast and serve on a platter garnished with sprigs of rosemary.  Serve the vegetables alongside.


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