GARLIC BUTTER HERB PRIME RIB is melt in your mouth and cooked to tender perfection! The garlic herb butter crust is INCREDIBLE!
Prime rib can be a little intimidating to make because you are trying to achieve the perfect medium rare temperature. Since prime rib can be a bit pricy, the last thing that you want to do is to over cook it. I have had that happen before and it is awful! I highly recommend using an oven thermometer for this recipe. It makes it easy to quickly check to see if it is getting close to the desired temperature.
The closed oven method can be a great one, but I had a prime rib roast over cook because I was too trusting. That is where you roast the meat at a 500 degrees for 5 minutes per pound. Then you leave the oven closed for 2 hours and it slowly cooks. If using this method I highly recommend a thermometer inside of the meat so that you can check on it without opening the oven while it cooks.
Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
2-6 pounds bone prime rib (boned and tied)
1 cup butter, softened
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon oregano, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before to bring it to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a small bowl mix butter, garlic, thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub all of the butter on the outside of your prime rib and place in a roasting pan or large skillet with the fat side up.
Cook for 15 minutes and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees. It is about 15 minutes per pound of meat. Bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees.
Remove from oven and let it rest with foil for at least 20 minutes. The temperature will rise to 130 degrees for a medium rare prime rib.
SOURCE: THE RECIPE CRITIC