Thanksgiving Marinated Prime Rib Recipe
Is this blasphemy? We are not roasting a turkey this year. I am the only one who likes it so we are doing a marinated rib roast from an old Gourmet LA cook book instead. Alas, the cookbook is out of print and no where to be found. You’ll need to marinade the roast and let the Yorkshire pudding batter chill overnight, so please plan accordingly.
p.s. I’ll post photos of these recipes on Thanksgiving once I make it.
Marinated Prime Rib Recipe from Gourmet LA
1 5-pound boneless rib eye roast (or larger depending on number of guests)
1/2 cup coarsely cracked black pepper corns (you MUST use a mortle and pestle. I’ve tried a spice grinder, a mill, and pre-ground and it’s not the same.)
1/2 teaspooon ground cardamon
1 cup soy sauce (we use Kikkoman brand)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (any brand will do)
1 tablespoon tomato paste (do you have the tube kind? Very handy for just 1 tablespoon!)
1 teaspoon paprika (sweet not smoked)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1) Place roast in a pan or huge zip lock bag. Combine cracked black pepper with cardamon and pat firmly on meat all over.
2) Combine rest of ingredients and pour over.
3) Marinade overnight in refrigerator, turning occasionally.
4) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove roast from marinade. Insert meat thermometer (do not let it touch foil). Roast 45 minutes to 1 hour or until thermometer reaches 140 degrees F.
5) Let meat rest for 10 minutes before carving.
We serve with these parboiled yet crunchy roasted parsnips, carrots and potatoes from Saveur magazine and individual Yorkshire Puddings using a cupcake pan.
Roasted Vegetables from Saveur Magazine
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1.5 pounds small carrots, peeled and trimmed
1.5 pounds parsnips, peeled, trimmed and quartered lengthwise
1 cup flour
freshly ground black pepper
1) Put the potatoes, carrots, and parsnips into a large pot of cold salted water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and parboil vegetables for about 10 minutes. Drain, reserve 1.5 cups of cooking water and set aside. (Vegetables can be cooked up to one hour ahead).
2) Pour 1/2 cup of the reserved drippings (or a combo of drippings and olive oil) into a large roasting pan and put into the 450 degree oven until the fat is hot.
3) Combine flour, salt and pepper in plastic bag or large bowl. Dredge veggies in flour, shaking off excess.
4) Remove pan from oven. Add flour coated vegetables and roll in oil.
5) Roast until golden, about 30 to 45 minutes, turning several times. Serve hot.
Yorkshire Pudding from Saveur Magazine
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1) Sift flour and salt. Add eggs and milk, whisking until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
2) Put 1 teaspoon of drippings or drippings and olive oil into each cupcake cup, then put pan into 450 degree oven until hot.
3) Stir batter and put about 1/4 cup into each pan. Be careful, pan is hot!
4) Bake until puffed and golden, about 30 minutes.
Horseradish Cream from Saveur Magazine
I usually just by this in a jar but I can’t find it so I am going to make my own this year.
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper
1) Whisk cream in medium bowl until soft peaks form.
2) Fold in horseradish and vinegar.
3) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4) Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be made up to one hour ahead.
Easy Green Beans My Kids Eat
1 pound green beans or Haricot Verts
Salt (Maldon Salt preferred)
1) Snap ends of beans. Rinse and place in glass or ceramic bowl.
2) Microwave for 1 minute on high.
3) Season with salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon. We use an olive oil crushed with lemons.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Admittedly, I am the worst at doing arts and crafts with my kids. Watercolor painting I can do. Crafts, not so much! I just don’t have any good ideas for crafts which is why I love Pinterest. There are so many great ones and these are my favorites. With these decorating a kids Thanksgiving table would be a snap.
Nichole Heady has a wonderful Gratitude Turkey project that would also double as a lovely centerpiece! Perhaps you can read some of the feathers out loud during dinner as well!
If you need to keep little people busy while you cook, here’s a printable of free coloring pages from Celebrations at Home.
Mama Smiles has an adorable handprint turkey craft that would double as a nice place card!
Kiwi Crate has a great idea for a doily turkey craft. You could set up a table with this and put a few adults on kid craft duty.
Give Thanks Turkey place cards are fun to make. You can also use to them to play a game and guess who is thankful for what! From Creating Couture Parties.
Chiquita Moms has 11 great turkey handprint ideas for crafts.
Thanksgiving Mad Lips Printable from Are We There Yet?
I adore this pinecone turkey from Iowa Farm Wife! There is something very reassuring about it’s uniqueness.
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.