I attended the Perfect Prime Rib cooking class at Las Cosas tonight. I have taken a night session before but this one was in the middle of the week versus the Friday night class. Prime rib takes a long time to make so it was already on its last preparation step when the class started. Per usual, menu item preparation was divided among the class members.
Class description: Chef Johnny Vee shows you the secret behind the absolutely perfect Prime Rib Roast that is charred and crusty on the outside and buttery tender on the inside. Perfect for your next dinner party. We will make a complete menu ready-to-go to impress friends and family. Our menu includes: Oysters Rockefeller, Wedge Salad with Creamy Green Chile Blue Cheese Dressing, Perfect Prime Rib, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Popovers, Pan Gravy, Garlic Spinach, and for dessert, a yummy Mocha Mint Tiramisu. (Hands-On)
Main entree plate – prime rib, popover, and creamed spinach
My class partner and I were assigned the popovers. I had never eaten them before. The batter was pancake batter consistency. Ingredients included flour, eggs, melted butter, milk, and kosher salt.
These are the popover pans we used. They were brushed with melted butter.
Mixing all the ingredients together until smooth.
The batter poured in the pans.
After the popovers baked.
The batter for the popovers was ready and the pans were prepared, but it wasn’t time to bake those yet. My class partner and I worked on the creamed spinach while waiting for the time to bake the popovers. Ingredients included spinach, butter, olive oil, garlic, vermouth, heavy cream, salt and white pepper.
Melted the butter in the pan, added olive oil and garlic, and finally added the vermouth.
Added the spinach to the pot.
After allowing it to steam, the cream was added and cooked some more to reduce the cream. Then salt and pepper was added.
The Other Menu Items
Oysters Rockefeller – unsalted butter, garlic, bread crumbs (panko preferred), shallots, spinach, anisette, salt, pepper, red pepper sauce, olive oil, Parmesan, parsley, oysters on the half shell
Wedge Salad with Creamy Green Goddess Blue Cheese Dressing – mayonnaise, sour cream, red wine vinegar, parsley, scallions, dill, tarragon, soy sauce, blue cheese, salt, pepper, green chili (because we are New Mexico)
Perfect Prime Rib – prime rib roast of beef, butter, thyme, shallots, black pepper, kosher salt
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes – russet potatoes, garlic, horseradish root, heavy cream, salt, pepper
Festive Mocha Mint Tiramisu – egg yolks, sugar, dry vermouth, mascarpone, heavy cream, peppermint schnapps or white creme de menthe, espresso, chocolate syrup, sugar rum, lady fingers, unsweetened cocoa, chocolate covered coffee beans
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