Tips for a Perfect Prime Rib Roast

How to Make the Perfect Prime Rib Roast

Weather its a celebration, holiday, or just a weeknight dinner, prime rib will make it special, and delicious. Daniels Gourmet Meats supplies premium, fresh, never frozen choice cuts of prime rib, which is exactly what you will need to start.

Need a recipe? Try the Salt & Pepper Crusted Prime Rib found on our recipes page.

These simple tips will set you up for success:

  • Tip 1: Buy the prime rib roast from your local butcher

    Not only will you find a far superior product, you can talk to you butcher about anything from preparation and cooking to where the meat was sourced. Daniels Gourmet Meats always has fresh, never frozen, choice cuts of prime rib.

  • Tip 2: Buy Bone-in Roast

    It doesn’t just look great, starting with a bone-in roast will set you up for a more flavorful end result.

  • Tip 3: Season Well, and Season in Advance

    For best results, salt your prime rib on all sides with kosher salt at least 45 minutes before you start cooking it, and preferably the day before, leaving it in the fridge uncovered overnight. Initially, the salt will draw out some moisture and end up dissolving in it. Over time, this will allow the salty juices to be re-absorbed into the meat. Your meat ends up perfectly seasoned.

  • Tip 4: Roast Low and Slow

    The best things always take some time. Roasting low and slow (around 250°F) will ensure that the prime rib cooks evenly and stays moist and juicy.

  • Tip 5: Use a Thermometer!

    A thermometer is the only way to guarantee perfectly cooked meat, and a good instant read (like the ThermoPro) is a great choice for the job.

  • Tip 6: Timing Timing Timing

    Timing certainly isn’t everything, but timing it just right will really highlight the qualities of this speial cut of meat. When cooking for a crowd, a good rule of thumb is to remove your prime rib roast from the oven when it hits 120°F and allow it to rest for about 20 minutes while loosely tented with foil. If you target medium rare, you’ll most likely please everyone’s preferences for how they like their prime rib roast cooked.

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