Families get together for a variety of events. There are weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and funerals. Sometimes there is a large group and sometimes only a small but no matter what the size of the event the best cut of meat for big family events is prime rib.
Prime rib is cut from the same area as New York strips and Delmonico steaks and both of these steaks are known for their flavor. Prime rib will typically have good marbling as well which will add additional flavor and make the meat moister when cooking.
Prime rib can be purchased in various sizes from small individual cuts to a large roast. Because of the large range of sizes available you can find the perfect size and amount of meat for big family events.
There is very little preparation required to cook a prime rib. Simply remove the prime rib from the refrigerator and place it in a prepared roasting pan. (Prime rib roasts come with bones in them so no rack is needed.) Season the roast and then place it in the oven. Cooking time will vary based on the size of the roast so it is important to monitor the internal temperature to determine when it has cooked.
The size of the prime rib roast makes it easier to accommodate multiple different levels of doneness. The ends of the roast will be cooked more towards well done, while the center will remain closer to medium.
One of the best features of a prime rib roast is serving it to your guests. No matter if you are preparing a large buffet or an elegant sit down dinner the prime rib roast can be sliced in front of your guests giving them their favorite cut of meat.
So, for your next family event trying a prime rib roast it truly is the best cut of meat for big family events!