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Monday, June 13, 2011

Holy Cow! Prime Rib found at Supermaxi!

Dear Family and Friends,

Chuck and I delivered all the kids back to their respective homes in the U.S.  We had a great time with them but all good things must come to an end.

We arrived back in Cuenca last Wednesday afternoon.  Happy to be home!

One of our first tasks was to restock the empty refrigerator.  We headed to the local Supermaxi and began filling the cart.

As I was shopping in the meat department, I happened upon a prime rib roast.  This cut of meat is unheard of here in Cuenca.  It is the one thing that so many ex-pats comment that they miss from the U.S.  There was only this one roast, so I looked around and quickly and silently slipped it into our cart.

Yesterday, I decided to cook the roast.  I found a website that gave me great instructions for cooking it. Check it out.  I followed it closely and it turned out quite well.

We asked Nancy and Rich to be our guinea pigs and join us for the cooking and tasting. 

Here is the roast sitting out to reach room temperature.

Here is the label.  Yep, it says Prime Rib in English.  It was approx. 3lbs.  Price:  $11.48.

Here it is sliced and ready to eat.

We all agreed that it was pretty darn good.

Thanks Nancy and Rich for helping us enjoy this new experience in Cuenca.



  1. OK, I am now on the look out for that Roast! And even though I have not found pure horseradish here, I think the sauce will be just excellent with it... if I can find one more of those roasts!

  2. Karen, When Chuck and I were at the SuperMaxi on Monday, they had two of them in the meat counter. Hurry on over!


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