How to cook the perfect prime rib

How to cook the perfect prime rib

How to make a tender, juicy prime rib

Pull the roast from the refrigerator and let it set on the counter until it reaches room temperature; this helps to ensure it cooks evenly. This can take one to three hours, depending on the size of the roast.

1 prime rib roast
1 cup all-purpose rub

Seasoning rub:

  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup granulated garlic
  • 1 cup granulated onion

In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and whisk until combined. Set aside.

Herbed prime rib (optional):

  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped rosemary
  • ¼ cup chopped thyme
  • ½ cup finely minced garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil

Combine in a mixing bowl separate from the dry rub and whisk until combined. Set aside.

1 roasting pan (with rack if available)

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Before adding any seasoning to your roast, use a paper towel to pat it dry. Add dry rub to every side of the roast. If you’re using the fresh herbs, cover the roast liberally after the dry rub.
Place the meat fat side up in the center of the roasting pan. If using a bone-in roast, the bone side should rest on the bottom of the pan.