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Rib of beef recipes

One of the grandest roasting joints of all, the forerib has plenty of fat marbled through the flesh that adds flavour and keeps the meat tender during cooking. Rib-eye steaks are the boneless steaks cut from the forerib.

Buyer's guide

Forerib is sold on the bone, or off the bone and rolled (most chefs prefer to roast it on the bone as the bones impart flavour to the meat during cooking). If you’re buying this cut on the bone you can order the number of ribs you want. A one-rib piece makes a generous meal for two people; a three or four-rib piece (weighing about 2.5kg/5lb 8oz), will serve eight generously.

Article by Louisa Carter

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