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Prime Rib question

I got a a couple frozen prime ribs for Christmas and only used one. The other, I took out of the freezer on the 23rd and put it in the refrigerator. I kept meaning to take it out and cook it, but holiday obligations kept coming up, and now I wonder if it's still ok to cook tonight.

The place I bought it said it was good for 5 days in the refrigerator, but is an extra couple days a problem?

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2012

Give it a sniff. If it smells, then throw it out. If there is no smell, it might be okay (although it sounds dodgy given that it has been frozen).

by Anonymousreply 112/30/2012

Shouldn't it be ok if it's been frozen/refrigerated? That's how beef is "aged" after all.

by Anonymousreply 212/30/2012

Of course not, once meat is defrosted it must be cooked in 24 hours.

by Anonymousreply 312/30/2012

R3,

No.

by Anonymousreply 412/30/2012

How do you think they age meat, OP?

Rinse well, pat dry, salt, sear and into the oven.

by Anonymousreply 512/30/2012

Yes. It will be fine. It will start losing flavor after day 7 in the fridge, but it will be safe.

by Anonymousreply 712/30/2012

R4 is a perfectly healthy female who cooks and knows how to use Google.

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2012
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