A friend gave me a frozen 4lb cross rib roast from a cow share they had bought, and i'm not sure what to do with it. I'm assuming I should roast it (new territory for me), but I'm open to braising and other cooking methods. The questions:
Can I easily split this down into two portions while frozen, so I can leave one in the freezer (I live alone), or would I need a power saw?
How long should I leave it to thaw in the fridge?
Any marinade suggestions? Jim H suggested this one:
but I'd like to try something a little more Euro. How long should I leave it to marinade?
Finally, should I follow the Cooks Illustrated method for cooking nicer roasts (prime rib) at low temp, or is there a way I can do this without a roasting pan? (I don't have one).