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- Georgie - 05-28-2003 04:07 AM

Ok, I know I could do a search but don't have time and am basically lazy. I'm planning to cook a beef eye round on the rotisserie. I don't cook a lot of beef, so I imagine I'll season it with garlic or rosemary, unless somebody out there gives me a better idea. It doesn't have much fat, so I hope it doesn't come out like shoe leather. What wine should I pick up?


- Drew - 05-28-2003 06:39 AM

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz or any CDR or CDP, IMHO.

DRew


- Innkeeper - 05-28-2003 06:55 AM

Agree with Drew, or even a Saint Chinian. Regarding the meat, be sure to marinate it overnight is something like an Italian Vinaigrette or you will end up with shoe leather.


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 07:36 AM

Thanks, guys. You're the best!


- zenda2 - 05-28-2003 08:08 AM

Seconded on the vinegarette marinade, and on beef I'd replace your rosemary with oregano, lots of freshly cracked black pepper & paprika.

Another wine suggestion: Laurel Glen REDS, a zinfandel 'field blend' that I always like with grilled/roast beef.


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 08:16 AM

yes, and oregano will go better with the Italian vinaigrette, too. Great! Can't wait until Sunday dinner!


- hotwine - 05-28-2003 08:42 AM

The round can be a very tough cut of beef. We only use it for utility purposes.... cutting into small strips for frying in olive oil and use with pasta or rice. Will be interested to hear how it turns out for you.


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 09:41 AM

Seems to run in my mind that when I worked in the meat dept., the butcher used to tie a piece of suet around the eye rounds for people so that it wouldn't be dry. Does that make any sense to you? It's been many moons since I was age 17, so it's hard to remember...


- Innkeeper - 05-28-2003 10:51 AM

Or you could run some right into the meat with a larding needle. Certainly you have one of those!


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 02:23 PM

Oh yeah, right. Probably have six or seven of those hangin' around. [Image: confused.gif]


- winedope1 - 05-28-2003 04:35 PM

sure, sure, Georgie- Julia Child would tell you that it's an esssential piece of kitchen equipment!


- Innkeeper - 05-28-2003 04:53 PM

http://www.chefknifes.com/larding_needles.htm


- winedope1 - 05-28-2003 06:34 PM

please understand- Julia is my personal kitchen hero!


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 07:37 PM

Innkeeper is mine. [Image: wink.gif]


- Georgie - 05-28-2003 07:45 PM

Hey, I just checked out that web address...not only do those things look really scary, they sound obscene! What are you doing to me, Carl?


- Innkeeper - 05-29-2003 06:30 AM

You have a vivid imagination!


- hotwine - 05-29-2003 06:43 AM

You should be pleased, Georgie....they come in a set of three.


- Georgie - 05-29-2003 07:22 AM

[Image: eek.gif] Now Hotsie...oh never mind.


- Kcwhippet - 05-29-2003 08:17 AM

Haven't used mine in quite a few years.


- Georgie - 05-29-2003 08:23 AM

You guys are killin' me. I'm reading this while the kids are having snack and they all want to know what I'm laughing at.