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Savory Roasted Prime Rib

English, American Continental
A royal dish

This recipe produces an incredible prime rib roast. It is traditionally served with individual Yorkshire Puddings and Horseradish Cream Sauce. A word of experience - if you add more garlic or rub than called for, you will lose the “beefy” flavor of the prime rib. The recipe makes good use of herb stems, which are usually discarded. Their oil comes forward in this high-heat preparation. A general rule for prime rib portion size is that 1 rib equals 2 servings. Do allow for some leftovers to make sandwiches, amazingly delicious when spread with a bit of horseradish cream.
Ingredients
4 pounds beef rib roast
3 cloves garlic, slivered
1/4 cup fresh parsley (leaves and cut stems)
1 tablespoon fresh basil (leaves and cut stems)
2 teaspoons fresh thyme (leaves)
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
4 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper (use half if finely ground)
2 teaspoons Mark's Rub
Steps
1 A few hours before cooking, place beef on a work area to season. If you are making Yorkshire pudding, trim and save any large pieces of fat to render with the beef.

2 Stud beef with garlic: with the point of a knife, make small incisions near fat areas" all over the roast. Insert a sliver of garlic into each incision, followed by a stem of parsley or basil or thyme.

3 Combine salt, pepper, and Mark's Rub. Work into all surfaces of the meat.

4 Scatter any fat trimmings on the bottom of a roasting pan. Seat rib on a rack and set in the pan.

5 Roast at 500°F for 15 minutes, then either reduce temperature to 350°F for 1 hour, but if you have the time, cook it at 275°F for 3 hours.

6 We like our beef rare, so we pull it out of the oven when the center registers 120°F. Medium rare is up to 130°F.

7 Once your roast is done, let it rest. You now have the pan drippings to make Yorkshire Pudding. (p 217)


Yield
servings  use metric
original recipe yield: 6 Servings

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