Thursday, July 24

prime rib roast for your family

Love is the main, and most important ingredient in all my recipes.  
I love the way my husband still talks about the first time I made him this roast.  How it made him feel like we were a family.  He told me that he felt so proud to be mine and couldn't wait to make me his wife..I still get butterflies. 

To the kind military man who sat next to me on a flight and shared this recipe with me..thank you for defending our country, and thank you for bringing my family together with such an easy and delicious meal.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total cooking time: varies with the size of roast as there are 2 phases of cooking.  I set aside usually about 3 hours for the roast to cook before dinner will be served.
You will need:
4-5 pound prime rib roast (I usually wait and get mine when this cut goes on sale, as it is a more expensive cut, but totally worth the price. I ask the butcher to cut the bones out, but tie them back in as they add so much flavor to the meat)
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 large clove finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon raw horseradish
1 teaspoon freshly cut rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly cut thyme

[Phase 1]
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees.
In a bowl, mix butter, garlic, horseradish, rosemary, and thyme.  Don't be afraid to use your hands, and slather the buttery mixture all over the roast.  Make sure you cover all of it and place in roast pan.

Cooking time will vary depending on size of roast.  
I use this equation:  
pounds of roast multiplied by 5 = time to cook at 500 degrees.
Example: 4.4 pound roast X 5 = 22 minutes of cooking at 500 degrees.
After the timer for the designated cooking time goes off, turn off but leave roast in the oven and do not open oven door.  
[Phase 2]
Let the roast continue to cook gradually as the temperature in the oven decreases, for about 2.5 more hours.
It is important to never open the oven door as the heat that is necessary to continue cooking the roast will escape resulting in your meat being undercooked.  If you must look, just turn the oven light on and take a peek. 
Roast will be rare to medium rare.  
If you prefer your meat a little bit more cooked, then simply increase your cooking time slightly during the phase 1, where your oven is turned on and set at 500 degrees.

Serve with au jus from pan drippings.

Enjoy and please let me know how it turns out!

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