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CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 01:12 AM Jan 2023

A cautionary photo from my kitchen . . .

There's an adventure that surrounds my photo of the prime rib we had for dinner tonight.

I was cooking it in my normal way and it was time to take it out. What I hadn't expected was an oven full of smoke that emerged!

Too late I realized what would happen and then it happened! The smoke alarm went off and off and off. Too late I shut the kitchen door and turned on the fan.

The firemen arrived, complete with sirens and lights. My husband explained what had happened and they left. The adrenaline kept going on. I finally calmed down and we had a nice dinner.

If it happens again, I'll know what to do. ~whew~

It was delicious!




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A cautionary photo from my kitchen . . . (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 OP
Yum wryter2000 Jan 2023 #1
Thank you so much, my dear wryter2000! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #2
Yum wryter2000 Jan 2023 #4
That goes triple for me! ShazzieB Jan 2023 #14
Same blm Jan 2023 #3
,If it happens again, I'll know what to do, Demovictory9 Jan 2023 #5
I'm hoping that this won't happen again, my dear Demovictory9! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #16
Now I'm starvin'. rubbersole Jan 2023 #6
The fire department once showed up at my house when I was smoking ribs. Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2023 #7
I called the fire department once wryter2000 Jan 2023 #15
Keep a little water in the pan. That also is the start of your aujus Woodswalker Jan 2023 #8
not prime rib! Kali Jan 2023 #9
It's not steaming. SergeStorms Jan 2023 #12
Exactly right, my dear SergeStorms! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #18
I hope it's not a gas range! SergeStorms Jan 2023 #21
I do have a gas cooktop, my dear SergeStorms! It's over 20 years old! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #22
Bingo! SergeStorms Jan 2023 #11
Thank you so much for this tip, my dear Woodswalker! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #17
OMG!!! Kali Jan 2023 #10
Thank you, dear Kali! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #19
Sounds like a great response time for the firefighters! That's comforting! ;-) Callalily Jan 2023 #13
They are very responsive in my little town! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #20
Oh my alfredo Jan 2023 #23
Thank you, dear alfredo! It really was delicious. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #24
You inspired me to bake some bread. alfredo Jan 2023 #25
I'm glad! And it sounds wonderful. Garlic and butter do very well together too. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #26
Our Italian friends know that too. alfredo Jan 2023 #27

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
2. Thank you so much, my dear wryter2000!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 01:23 AM
Jan 2023

I'll PM you a slab!

I think the closest we have to a drool smiley is this:

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
16. I'm hoping that this won't happen again, my dear Demovictory9!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:07 PM
Jan 2023

But if it does!

Turn off the oven.

Close the kitchen door next to the smoke alarm.

Turn on the fan to high.

THEN open the oven and removed the smoking pan!


Grumpy Old Guy

(3,258 posts)
7. The fire department once showed up at my house when I was smoking ribs.
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:34 AM
Jan 2023

I was in the back yard smoking ribs and chicken on my Weber when I realized there was a firefighter looking over my gate. He said one of my neighbors said they smelled smoke. I told him of course they smelled smoke, I'm smoking my ribs. I offered him some, but he declined.

He suggested I tell my neighbors when I'm going to barbecue, and I said no, I'm not going to do that. They can just figure it out.

LOL!

wryter2000

(46,361 posts)
15. I called the fire department once
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 01:53 PM
Jan 2023

There was a really big blaze in the yard behind mine. Turned out my neighbor was starting his barbecue. In my defense, it was dark, and I couldn't see well what was going on. Plus, I'm not sure it was safe so close to the building. He barbecued all the time, and the only problem was the smell made my mouth water. Even the cat's nostrils flared. That man could barbecue. Sometimes, he gave me some.

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
12. It's not steaming.
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 04:04 AM
Jan 2023

Just enough water to catch the drippings and keep them from burning. Not enough to steam or boil. Prime Rib should be cooked low and slow anyway, so any water wouldn't create steam. 😕

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
18. Exactly right, my dear SergeStorms!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:12 PM
Jan 2023

I'm also thinking that since this is a new oven, perhaps it's cooking at a higher temperature than my old one.

I think I'll try setting the temperature a bit lower next time, and see how it goes.

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
21. I hope it's not a gas range!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 04:43 PM
Jan 2023

I fear for your life, Peggy. You are correct though. Sometimes there's a break-in period for new ranges until they settle into a steady state.

Whatever you did though, you and your new oven did a fantastic job. There's almost no greater sin than over-cooking a beautiful rib roast.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
22. I do have a gas cooktop, my dear SergeStorms! It's over 20 years old!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 09:11 PM
Jan 2023

But my ovens are in the wall and are built-in, and they're electric! The old ones gave out last year.

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
11. Bingo!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:59 AM
Jan 2023

I always do the same. I can't stand a smoky house and water in the pan eliminates that problem.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
19. Thank you, dear Kali!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:15 PM
Jan 2023

My kitchen is fine; the smoke long gone and the roast is sitting quietly, waiting for me to prepare another dinner with it.

The recipe I use is foolproof! The roast always looks like the photo. It is so good!

Callalily

(14,910 posts)
13. Sounds like a great response time for the firefighters! That's comforting! ;-)
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 08:11 AM
Jan 2023

I absolutely LOVE prime rib. Haven't had it in years though. Yours looks absolutely delicious!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
20. They are very responsive in my little town!
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 03:17 PM
Jan 2023

The prime rib was perfectly cooked, all the smoke notwithstanding!

alfredo

(60,089 posts)
25. You inspired me to bake some bread.
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 11:57 PM
Jan 2023

I crushed some caraway seeds and the crushing really made a big difference in flavor
My favorite toast is with a garlic clove rubbed on it then some butter slathered on top.

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