This is the fifth year in a row I have attempted to get a prime rib roast for Christmas. The reason is that once, decades ago, I had prime rib at a restaurant, and it was wonderful.
So, I have tried the regular grocery store, the very upscale Whole Foods, and even a well-known mail-order meat company. (In all fairness, everything else I’ve ever gotten from them is outstanding.) Each time, after roasting the meat carefully according to multiple sources’ instructions, I am left with a pool of delicious smelling fat with virtually no meat at all. I am not exaggerating.
I don’t mind spending $100 on a roast to serve four people, but it has to at least have one slice for each person.
What I suspect is that the actual prime rib roasts are going to the very rich and high-end restaurants, and the rest of us are just screwed. I’m sure it’s much more fun for them that way.