Cooking with Dr. Loomis: Bantha Roast
Once again it’s time to present to you a nerdfandom infused culinary dish! From a galaxy far far far far (you get the idea) away, all the way from the planet Tatooine, Dr. Loomis is giving all you beautiful people his secret Sith recipe for Bantha roast.
Bantha Roast with Porg Gravy
5lb Standing Rib Roast/Beef Rib Roast
Salted Butter: (1 cup)
Garlic (Minced): Seven Cloves
Green Onions (Minced): 5 green onions
Salt: 1 ½ - 2 Tablespoons.
Pepper: 1 Tablespoon
Smoked Paprika: ½ Tablespoon
Brown Sugar: 1 Tablespoon (want a little more sweet taste, go ahead and add another ½ tablespoon)
Drippings Gravy (optional)
Beef Stock: 2 Cups
Flour: 2 Tablespoons
Preparation: Make sure the roast is completely thawed before you begin the meal’s preparation. Additionally, the butter should be soften enough to where it will mix easily and sufficiently enough with the other dry ingredients.
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Thoroughly mince garlic and green onions.
3) Place minced ingredients with salt, pepper, brown sugar, smoked paprika, and butter in large
4) Mix items together until they become a thick paste
5) Use large knife to make holes throughout roast.
6) Generously, cover all side of the roast with butter/spices mixture. Be sure to get the mixture
into the holes that across the sides/surface of the roast.
Place the covered roast in a roasting pan preferably one with a drippings grate. Put roast into preheated oven (350 degrees). Cook roast for 20 minutes per pound. After the roast has finished cooking let it sit uncovered for 15 minutes. When carved the meat will appear medium rare to rare the closer to the center of the roast that you cut. Serve with your choice of sides.
Pour roast drippings into a saucepan over med heat. Add flour and whisk it in until there are no lumps. Finally, add beef stock and bring to a boil. Once completed, it is ready to serve.
This roast is wonderful holiday entrée that never ceases to impress friends, family, ewoks, jedi, and even droids (weird, right?). When served, the meat should have satisfying, but subtle smoking sweet taste.
Give it a try an let us know what you think. Seriously, we really want to know.
In closing, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May the Force be with you!!! (cue the closing credits music)!
~ Dr. Loomis
Photography by Crummy Gummy