6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
Another week goes by, smaller and smaller she gets.

 

6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
Looking a little like an old Nike trainer, here she is with one week to go. Still really spongy but crusty too for sure.

 

6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
And it’s D-Day. 6 weeks in the fridge. Hello gorgeous. Let’s be having a look at you then!
6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
Get all those scabby bits of the outside. It’s almost like a beef jerky, quite amazing. Definitely a strong beef smell. Cannot wait!
6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
I trimmed the bone out too as that looked pretty funky, so wasn’t 100% sure if it would taste OK or not. Look how dark the meat is.
6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
And voila. Here they are. The ones on the left next to normal rib eye on the left. Believe me there is a major difference in texture, smell and colour. The picture doesn’t do that justice.
6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
I reverse seared it on 80 degrees for about an hour, rest for an hour, chargrill on the BBQ, rest and carve.
6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye
And carve. It was weird, a perfect medium to medium rare, but with sort of pastrami texture. Maybe next time there is no need to reverse sear, as not so much water in there? Such a good flavour though. Seriously have a go. Quite good fun too, if you like staring at a fridge for 6 weeks that is.

Click here to watch a wee YouTube of her ‘unveiling’ – excuse my gut

6 Week Air Dried Beef Ribeye, was a great experience. It has given me massive confidence now to go for a little longer, and try new beef cuts like the brisket in there. It was cracking meat. It truly was. A little sea salt and cracked black pepper is all you need. Incredible. Have a go, as I know all you foodies out there will – ENJOY!!!

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Brian Kennett

Father of 3. All my kids are mixed, with English-Japanese, and English-Filipino - a recipe in the making there. I have been cooking since a small lad, as guided by my Nan and my Mum - gradually that morphed through exposure to Thai cooking from a lovely lady called Da in Margate. I used to hang out in her restaurant and watch the techniques. So the 1+1= greater than 2 occurred - Mum/Nan/Da - off I went in to the world of Asian cuisine. Moving to Asia in early 2000's clearly has brought that on somewhat - we travel continually, and eat locally and therefore have exposure to more and more new things. I have lived my dream and written a cook book whilst here, an amazing experience and all for a good cause too as I raised a lot of money for charity. My blog is now hopefully turning in to book number 2. Watch this space. I hope you enjoy my passion.