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    Perfect Prime Rib

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    pammyowl's Note:

    I saw this made on a video and my mouth was was watering! Prime Rib is so expensive I can't bear to ruin a cut, so here it is. Perfection!

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    1. 1
      Place rib roast on a plate and bring to room temperature, about 4 hours.
    2. 2
      Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
    3. 3
      Combine butter, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a bowl; mix until well blended. Spread butter mixture evenly over entire roast. Season roast generously with kosher salt.
    4. 4
      Roast the 4-pound prime rib (see footnote if using a larger and smaller roast) in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and, leaving the roast in the oven with the door closed, let the roast sit in the oven for 2 hours. Remove roast from the oven, slice, and serve.
    5. 5
    6. 6
      Your cooking times will vary depending on the size of your prime rib roast. To calculate your cooking time, multiply the exact weight of the roast by 5. Round the resulting number to the nearest whole number. The rib is cooked at 500 degrees F for exactly that many minutes. For example, for a 6 pound roast: 6x5=30, so cooking time is 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and wait 2 hours before opening the oven door. Remove the prime rib and slice into the most perfectly medium-rare meat you've ever see.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 17, 2013


      This is, without a doubt, the most perfect prime rib we've ever had. DH said it's even better than any one he's ever eaten at a restaurant. DD (7 yrs old), who rarely eats red meat, could not keep her hands off the carving board and had eaten a meal's worth by the time we sat down! She also helped me make the recipe, which was easy using Pammy's calculation method. I had a 4.59 lb roast, which calculated out to 23 minute cook-time. The sear it put on the outside of the roast was fabulous, although my kitchen was quickly filling with smoke. We had all the doors and windows open, the exhaust fan on, and the smoke detector disabled, but it was all worth it. Next time I may let the meat roast just a couple minutes more, as it was just a tad bit rarer than I like, but I prefer the end pieces with all the spices anyway, so this one had something for everyone. I really can't say enough about this. It's a $40 piece of meat and I did not want to screw it up. I trusted Pammy though, and I have never had a prime rib melt in my mouth like this one did. It will be the only way we prepare it from now on. This time the "holiday" was celebrating Pammy's life and the joy she brought to her Zaar friends, but from now on, every prime rib occasion we'll be thinking of her too. Made and enjoyed for cookathon in Pammy's memory.

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    • on December 27, 2012


      Excellent tasting Prime Rib Roast!!! I had an almost a 5 lb roast that we made for our Christmas Dinner and decided to try this recipe, mainly for the fact that it used a butter rub mixture, which isn't something I have tried in the past. My roast came out more medium to medium well, but I don't think it was the recipe's fault but rather my new convection oven and me not using it correctly, as it doesn't seem to bake/roast the same as my old one. I loved that it didn't include rosemary as a spice/herb, as I really don't care for it. Thanks so much for sharing a new way of making Prime Rib Roast. Made for Holiday Tag Game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Prime Rib

    Serving Size: 1 (469 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1920.4
    Calories from Fat 1479
    Total Fat 164.4 g
    Saturated Fat 70.6 g
    Cholesterol 416.0 mg
    Sodium 296.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 102.6 g

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    herbes de provence

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