Monday, December 29, 2014

A Simple Way to Roast Prime Rib



Happy holidays, everyone.  I trust you had a good one.   I've been so busy these past few weeks that I haven't had an opportunity to post anything for you.  Now, I did try, but my recipe either didn't turn out the way I hoped (and I won't EVER share those with you) - or I just dropped the ball.   Holidays  can be hectic. 

Before I get to the recipe, please tell me what you think of the new design of my blog?   It's cleaner and more professional looking, I think.   Feel free to send me feedback.

Okay,so Prime Rib is a holiday staple.Whether it be for Christmas Day or an elegant New Year's Eve celebration.

But roasting the perfect prime rib can be chore.   My "traditional" recipe requires turning the oven off midway and not opening the oven door. But how impractical  is that if  you  don't have a  double oven.  Still,  I'll share that previous post with you here:

Now my own recipe reinvented. You only need three ingredients.  And I took a little help from the store.  

I've gotten flack in the past, as  has hubby from cooking contesters like us for using steak  seasoning. Truth is, it's delicious on here.  And  if  you can go to the warehouse store and purchase a big  container of it, why buy all  these little bottles  of  this and that which  you may or may not use again?   Really?

You can certainly substitute  your  own  steak rub. But  I encourage you to try this recipe and  tell me if it's not delicious without all the fuss. That is  why I call this post, "A Simple Way to Roast Prime  Rib."  

As a side note, I made a simple porcini sauce for my prime rib by using these ingredients:

I simply added the dried mushrooms to the wine and put them  into the microwave for 30 seconds. Then  I  reduced the Marsala wine with the mushrooms and beef stock down to half.   I added in the garlic braise as well as the concentrated broth.    Butter is added a little at time thicken.  Salt and pepper are added last and to taste. 

So here we go with the prime rib.


1 prime rib roast, bone in (about 4 1/2 lbs)
1 tablespoon grill seasoning for steak
1/2 tablespoon dried Herbes de Provence


Preheat oven to 475.  Place roast in pan on rack.  If roasting potatoes, I suggest you place those right on the rack next to the roast.

Place in oven and  roast for 30 minutes.  

Reduce heat to 375 degrees.  Do not open oven door. 

Continue to roast for 85 minutes until internal temperature is 140.   Cover lightly with tin foil to tent.  Carryover cooking  with fifteen minutes under the foil should bring the roast to medium rare:   145 degrees.


Yeah,  it's that easy!

I'll see you next year.  And, yes,  I know that's a lot of sour cream on the potato,  but it's a holiday.;.)