Dry Aged Rib-Eyes

Total Time:
240 hr 27 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
240 hr
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 beef rib or loin roast, boneless, approximately 6 pounds
  • 1 package cheesecloth, cut in half (approximately 1 yard)
  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 rack to fit in sheet pan
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Horseradish Gremolata, recipe follows
  • Horseradish Gremolata:
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish root
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
Directions

Make space in back of refrigerator for 7 to 10 days at a steady temperature of 38 degrees F.

Remove roast from packaging and rinse well. Pat completely dry, wrap with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Place on a rack fitted inside a sheet pan in back of the refrigerator, fat side up. After 24 hours, remove, unwrap, discard cheesecloth and wrap with a fresh piece. Place back in the refrigerator for 6 to 9 days undisturbed. Make sure to check your refrigerator for temperature accuracy prior to dry aging. Keep in bottom/back of refrigerator and if possible, a refrigerator that doesn't get opened often.

Remove roast from refrigerator. Remove cheesecloth, cut away the fat and trim the ends and any discolored parts of roast.

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

Slice roast into 6 (1 1/2-inch thick) steaks. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Cook steaks for 4 minutes on first side, turn and cook 3 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter. Top with Horseradish Gremolata and let rest 5 minutes.

Horseradish Gremolata:

In a medium bowl, whisk butter with garlic, horseradish, vinegar, zest and salt. Stir in the parsley.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups, about 10 to 12 servings

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