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Melt In Your Mouth Prime Rib Roast

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Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time7 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Recipes, Prime RIb, Prime Rib Rub
Servings: 1 Roast
Author: Darcey Olson

Ingredients

Prime Rib

  • 1 2-6 Bone Prime Rib Roast (Boned and Tied)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 clove garlic (Sliced or Minced)

Prime Rib Rub

  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator 4 hours before cooking.
  • minutes before cooking, bone and tie the meat (Optional)
  • Cut 1/2" slits on the top of the roast and insert minced or sliced garlic.
  • Rub the outside of the roast with high quality olive oil.
  • Combine the rosemary, thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and spread evenly over the roast.
    Image of uncooked Prime Rib with string
  • Let rest while the oven pre-heats to 500 degree F (260 degree C).
  • Transfer the roast to a roasting pan, bone side down.
  • Insert the thermometer into the center of the roast and place in the oven (2nd rack from the bottom).
    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Garlic Herb Prime Rib Recipe Raw Thermometer
  • Calculate your initial cooking time by allowing 5 minutes per pound of meat (a 9 lb roast would cook for 45 minutes while a 6 lb roast would cook for 30).
  • This will provide a nice crunch on the exterior. The seasoning rub will get charred but that's what creates the deeply savory crust.
    Cooked Prime Rib Recipe on cutting board
  • After your calculated cooking time is up, turn the oven off but DON'T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR.
  • After 2 hours the center of your roast will be 135 degrees F, which is medium-rare.
    Sliced cooked Melt-in-Your-Mouth Garlic Herb Prime Rib
  • If you prefer medium just keep it in the oven until it reaches 150 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.

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Notes

Resting - your roast will increase in temperature the longer it rests. If you plan on resting your rib for 20-25 minutes, to cook other items, only cook your roast to 115 degrees. Your roast will rise in temperature to approx. 135 degrees after a 20 minute rest period.