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Prepare A Prime Rib Roast

If you are looking for a meal that will impress but won’t cause you too much stress. This article talks about preparing a prime rib roast. There are some additional links at the end that will help.

How To Prepare A Prime Rib Roast


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Three Tips For Cooking A Prime Rib Roast


I don’t know about you, but a good prime rib is hard to beat. You can eat a prime rib roast anytime of year, either as the main meat for the holidays or part of a weekly meal. Still for many people, cooking a prime rib roast can be a little intimidating, especially when you are cooking for others. Still we are offering you some simple tips to help make your prime rib meal less stressful.


A nice prime rib roast alone can make the meal. This means that you really don’t have to get too fancy with your sides. A green bean casserole, mashed or even scalloped potatoes, creamed spinach plus a bowl of buttered dinner rolls will do the trick. The prime rib will make some nice au jus which if you have some horseradish you will be set.


So here are out Top Three Tips For a Great Prime Rib Roast Meal


Tip #1 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Know Your Butcher


Look around your area and find a butcher who will work with you and help you out. A great butcher can make your life so much easier. Check with your butcher in advance and he will let you know when is the best day of the week to order or pick up your prime rib. You should plan on 1/2 to 3/4 pound per person. A bone in is going to offer the best flavor. In many cases, the butcher will offer to prep the prime rib roast for you. This means that your new butcher friend should trim your roast, leaving about one inch of fat and tie it for you.


Tip #2 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Give Your Prime Rib Roast A Rub


You can go with a simple salt and pepper rub or you can get a little fancier with some additional seasonings that will make the skin crispy and delicious. Adding the rub a least two hours in advance is sufficent but if you really want to get the flavor into the meat apply the rub the night before.


I would recommend rubbing the roast with a generous coating of olive oil all over the roast. Here are some different rub combinations:


  1. A classic salt and pepper rub will make a nicer crust if you use Kosher Salt instead of regular salt. All you need is a mixture of 1/4 cup of both black pepper and kosher salt.
  2. Mix black pepper, kosher salt and light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cup each along with 1 tablespoon of both dried oregano and either smoked or sweet paprika
  3. Take 2 large garlic cloves and mince them. Add 2 tablespoons Herbes De Provence along with 2 tablespoons of both black pepper and kosher salt.
  4. This mixture adds the taste of 2 lemons plus a tablespoon of dry mustard. Mix with 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, if available, or 1 tablespoon of dried thyme along with the standard 2 tablespoons of black pepper and kosher salt.
  5. Our final mixture has 2 large minced cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary and then, you guessed it, 2 tablespoons of black pepper and kosher salt.


I prefer to season in advance and put the seasoned prime rib roast in the refrigerator, uncovered, overnight. Before cooking, allow the prime rib roast to rise to room temperature.


Tip #3 For Great Prime Rib Roast – Serve No Prime Rib Roast Before It Reaches The Right Temperature


When you are cooking a prime rib roast a digital mean thermometer and preheating the oven are your best friends.


Preheat the over to 450F and maintain that temperature for 30 minutes before putting the roast in the oven.


Place the roast in a pan with the bone side down. You can use a high sided pan.


Cook the roast at 450F for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 325F. Cook until the digital meat thermometer reaches 110F. Allow 15 minutes per pound of cooking time. Once the roast reaches 110F, remove the roast and allow it to sit for 20 minutes. This should raise the internal temperature to 130F. Snip the tied bones and serve.





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