Von's Market had these choice roasts for $5.95/#...... I couldn't resist. It's close to Christmas and I will be smoking a rib roast, but I wanted to try this.
3.6 #, marbling looks good. First I seasoned with garlic salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and then vacuum packed for the water bath.
S V water bath set @ 130* and stable with the roast in for 5 hr. I removed the roast and let it stand in the vacuum bag for 30 min. to reabsorb some of the juices.
I placed the roast into a cast iron skillet in a preheated 500* oven for 4 min.
I tented under foil for 4 min and then sliced the first slice. We wanted rare and this looked perfect to me.
A few more slices for dinner.
I wanted to smoke after the sear, but every one was hungry and wanted to eat NOW
. Next time..... because this is a repeat. Ms. Hickory served with twice baked potatoes and a green mixed salad, and a 2010 Merlot. This was a wonderful meal. For those who want a more medium or medium-rare, set the water bath at 138*-140* for a cook time of 4 hrs. 30 min. You can set to whatever your choice might be.