September 8th, 2008

Mmmm . . . With Cherries On Top

Good Monday to you! Here’s a great way to start your week off right . . . a recipe for a sumptuous prime rib with cherry glaze.

Can’t you just see the colors in the cherries and smell the aroma of the garlic and prime rib?

Oh, it’s making me hungry.

Try this one and your family will rave for days.

Mt. Morency Cherry Glazed Prime Rib
(serves six to eight)

1 5 lb. Prime Rib Roast
3 cups Beef Stock
3 Cups Dry Sherry
1 Cup Dried Mt. Morency Cherries
1 Shallot Minced
1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 Cup Honey
2 Tbsp. Sherry vinegar
1 Tbsp. neutral oil, like canola
Salt and Pepper

Sweat the shallot and garlic in the oil and add two cups of the sherry and the cherries.  Reduce by half and add two cups of the beef stock and reduce by half.  Strain out the cherries, shallot and garlic and discard.  Bring the liquid back to a boil and add the honey and vinegar and reduce by half.  Season to taste, it should be both salty and sweet.  Using a pastry brush or basting brush, apply the glaze liberally over the roast and cook in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Reduce the heat to 250 and continue cooking until an internal read thermometer reads 130 degrees, about two hours.  Remove the roast from the oven and let rest 30 minutes before slicing.  Degrease the pan, reserving the liquid and deglaze the pan over high heat with the remaining sherry and beef stock.  Reduce by half and add reserved drippings.

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