The Perfect Prime Rib

We just celebrate our daughters 1st birthday, and after having open heart surgery at 6 days old we wanted to celebrate Big Time!!! So we cut back the party list and pulled out the big guns, aka the Prime Rib Roast!

Being in charge of something as important as Prime Rib can be a daunting task. They don't just call it PRIME Rib for a reason, it is a prime cut full of marbling and if cooked correctly should melt in your mouth, giving you a wonderful meal that will be sure to leave people full and yet still wanting more!

Afraid of ending up with a dry roast, I went to the experts, my Mother and Mother-in-law. Both had tried and true methods and both where similar, which meant I knew I should have a wonderful roast to adorn the table of my daughters 1st birthday.


One of the biggest perks with this recipe is  that would I would be able to put in the oven and forget the Prime Rib while I could get the rest of the party set up and ready to go. I started with a cube of salted butter, yes a cube, and yes I channel Paula Dean, the non racist Paul Dean, and use real butter and a lot of butter! I smear that butter all over my Prime Rib making sure it gets into every crevasses and little flap, then I pull out the salt and pepper and my most use seasoning Susie Q's and apply liberally. I then cooked it in a preheated oven of 550*, yes 550 degrees, for 6 minutes per pound! Then shut the oven off DO NOT open the door and let it sit for 2 hours! Then let the majestic smell fill your home! When the two hours where up I removed from the oven cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes so all those wonderful juices will go back into the meat! Slice as thick or as thin as you would like! I like to serve on a wonderful plate with mashed potatoes and gravy, warm buttery green beans, and a side salad. To say that it came out perfect was an understatement. My very opinionated, but loving and wonderful, Father-in-law ,gave it the big thumbs up, and lets just say I was very satisfied with the outcome!


The Perfect Prime Rib

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Rub stick of butter over raw prime rib making sure to get into all the crevices

  3. Liberally rub with Salt, Pepper, and Susie Q's (or desired spices)

  4. Place in a shallow roasting pan with the fatty side up!

  5. Cook for 5 minutes per Pound for Rare, 6 minutes per pound for Medium rare, 7 minutes per pound      for Medium.

  6. Turn off oven and DO NOT open oven for two hours.

  7. Remove from oven cover and let sit for 20 minutes

  8. Slice, Serve, and Enjoy!

This recipe will make any our delicious roast you can find them here.

*Please note all ovens are different we recommend using a meat thermometer to get the perfect temperature.
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