Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic Sauce
|Title:||Rib Roast With Roasted Garlic Sauce|
Yield: 8 servings
1 (7 to 8 pound) trimmed prime beef rib roast (sometimes
called standing rib roast; 3 or 4 ribs)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 heads garlic
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup minced shallot
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
1 bay leaf
4 cups beef broth
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour if using beef broth
Put roast, ribs side down, in center of a 13 x 9-inch roasting pan and rub all over with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Cut about 1/2 inch from tops of garlic heads to expose cloves and discard tops. Rub beef all over with cut sides of garlic and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons thyme, pressing to adhere. Season beef generously with salt and pepper. Put garlic heads on a double layer of foil and drizzle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Wrap garlic tightly in foil.
Roast beef in middle of 475 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Remove beef from oven and with a bulb baster skim all but about 1/2 cup fat from pan. Baste beef with fat remaining in pan. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F.
Add garlic to oven. Roast beef, with garlic, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours more, or until a meat thermometer inserted into center of meat registers 115 degrees F. Transfer garlic in foil to a rack and transfer beef to a platter, reserving pan juices. Let beef stand 25 minutes. (Meat will continue to cook, reaching about 130 degrees F for medium-rare.)
While beef is standing, remove all but about 2 tablespoons fat from pan. Add shallot to pan and on top of stove cook over moderate heat, stirring, 2 minutes.
Unwrap garlic. Protecting your hand with a doubled paper towel, squeeze roasted garlic into shallot mixture and discard skins. Add vinegar, wine, bay leaf, and remaining tablespoon thyme and boil mixture, scraping up brown bits and mashing garlic with a wooden spatula against bottom of pan, until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl mash together butter and flour to make a beurre mani