Hi, I am new to this forum...and I think I posted my question to the wrong space. Let me try this again... I am fixing a rib eye roast for 14 people. Most recipes call for a 6 to 8 pound roast and that obviously won't be enough. Should I buy a larger roast, or should I buy two smaller roasts? Also, does it make a difference if it is the "small end" or the "large end" if the recipe doesn't specify? If so, which "end" should I tell the butcher I want when I order the roast (or roasts)? Thanks...
Post by BBQ Butcher on Jul 26, 2006 4:14:00 GMT -5
A larger roast will give you an impressive presentation if you have the room to cook it. Otherwise go with the two smaller roasts.
As far as size goes, a good rule of thumb for a bone-in roast is "one rib" will feed two normal people. A boneless roast figure about ¾ lb per person.
The smaller end is prettier and has less waste and the larger end has more flavor, but more waste. If you are going to get one large roast to cook (6 or 7 ribs), you will get both ends. This will allow you to have varying degrees of doneness, which is good for your guests. If you decide to go with two roasts, ask your butcher for the first four ribs (well, two of them).