What was your Christmas meal?

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What was your Christmas meal?

Post by rlown » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:02 pm

Just wondering. I cooked last night. Prime rib (Alton Brown style.) Charred asparagus. Baked potatoes.
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Post by balzaccom » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:26 pm

We usually have Dungeness crab for Christmas Eve, and then a heavier meal for Christmas day. But this year no crab, so we had some lovely slow-cooked short ribs with mushrooms, etc. for the 24th. My wife is a professional chef, so it was pretty much perfect. And a bottle of Chateau Cantemerle 2000.

And then today we had brunch down at the in-laws---eggs, ham, etc....and my wife's cinnamon rolls.
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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:51 am

Gonna be hard to top that...

Ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and a spinach/pomegranate salad. Enjoyed with the wife’s side of the family in Rochester, NY.
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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by gary c. » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:44 pm

I put a 10lb Rib eye in the smoker for the afternoon. Smoked bone in until ready to cut and serve.
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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by rlown » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:23 am

Nice. What smoker do you use and what was your rub?

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Post by giantbrookie » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:40 am

We had tri tip done on the bbq with a combo of Western and Japanese sides done in the kitchen. This included Japanese fried chicken (karaage), a tofu/spinach dish, a pasta-chicken casserole, tossed green salad. Sweets included chocolate chip cookies, and my signature Russian Teacakes (favorite Christmas cookie that my mom made--now the favorite of my family), and cinnamon rolls cooked up on the spot after dinner. There were two different red wines (a Bordeaux and a Columbia R. area Cab), and good selection of bottled beer, including three of my own, which I wrote onto a little white board as if my house was a craft beer bar.
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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by rlown » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:05 am

Didn't see a nice Sierra Nevada Porter on your whiteboard. Hard to find if they even make it anymore. The stout works.
If I start brewing again, I have a nice porter recipe from the Cat's meow with a few tweaks I like.

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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by Lumbergh21 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:05 pm

Tossed green salad, creamy parsnip soup, grilled New York steak, baked potato, nusskuchen, and a 2016 Zichichi Petite Syrah (Sonoma, Dry Creek).

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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by gary c. » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:49 pm

rlown wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:23 am
Nice. What smoker do you use and what was your rub?
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I have a Masterbuilt Elec Smoker. For rub I used a Montreal steak seasoning and then went over it again with another layer of garlic powder. Ran it at 125 degrees and smoked the entire time alternating hickory and cherry wood. I pulled it when the internal probe registered 130 degrees (about 6hrs) then wrapped/wrest for an hour before slicing. It was the first time I've smoked a rib eye and it was great.
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Re: What was your Christmas meal?

Post by rlown » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:26 pm

Nice approach! Most don't get that 125/130 temp thing. Per Alton recipe, I hit it with 500 degrees at the end until I get the desired crust.

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