Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib Roast is the perfect Christmas lunch or dinner, full of flavour and ready in under one hour!
A Prime Rib Recipe ready in under one hour? YES! Melt in your mouth, juicy on the inside with a deliciously browned crust.
It’s possible I’ve broken a few traditional rib roast cardinal rules cooking it in under one hour. However, this is how we have always cooked our roast. It’s well worth it, with hardly any effort whatsoever.
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Your family, friends or guests in general are going to fall in love with this beautiful piece of meat! Especially when a buttery, garlicky herb mixture cooks onto and into this meat, which creates a crispy golden crust on the outside, while the inside stays tender and juicy.
Prime rib can be sold bone-in or boneless, however a bone-in roast yields the best results if you’re looking forward to guaranteed juicy, succulent meat.
WHAT CUT OF MEAT IS PRIME RIB?
A prime rib roast, (also known as a standing rib roast), is cut from the back of the upper rib section and usually has a total of seven ribs. To cook our Prime Rib recipe, you’ll need a 4-bone rib roast.
HOW TO COOK PRIME RIB
Prime rib may be an expensive cut, but it is well worth the price when feeding your guests around a dinner table. It’s a naturally tender and juicy cut of meat that melts in your mouth! You won’t be disappointed with.
- Remove your prime rib about 30 minutes before cooking to take the chill out.
- Preheat your oven to get it nice and hot before cooking.
- Place the roast in a cast iron skillet or roasting pan bone-side down. The bones create a natural roasting rack for the meat.
- Pour the garlic herb butter mixture over the meat, rubbing it into the flesh to coat it well and evenly.
- Roast uncovered first for that char-grilled coated flavour, and then continue roasting, covered until your roast is cooked to your liking.
As you can see, the only way we love ours is medium rare. However, you CAN continue roasting to get it to your own liking and preference.
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK A PRIME RIB?
When it comes time to cook your roast, it’s best to buy a digital meat thermometer. Whether you use a removable stick thermometer or a probe that stays in the meat while it roasts, a meat thermometer provides complete accuracy and prevents overcooking.
Cook the roast for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). Cover with foil and continue to cook the roast until your meat thermometer reads 110°F (43°C) for rare or 120°F-130°F (48°C – 55°C) for medium.
When cooked to your liking, remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 20 minutes before carving. The roast will continue to cook as the juices settle.
What To Serve With Prime Rib Roast
For an easy Christmas lunch or dinner, serve this Garlic Herb Prime Rib Roast with these delicious sides!
- Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
- Mac and Cheese
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Balsamic Chickpea Avocado Feta Salad
- Roasted Broccoli & Green Beans
The BEST Prime Rib you could serve to your family! Easy to carve with PERFECT results every.single.time!
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Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib is the perfect Christmas dinner, full of flavour and ready in under one hour!
- 6 pounds (3 kg) standing rib roast (4 bone rib roast)
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, (or olive oil)
- 6-8 large cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 2 teaspoons fresh Thyme, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
Preheat your oven to 450˚F | 230°C for at least 30 minutes while the prime rib comes to room temperature.
Mix together the butter, garlic, herbs, 1 tablespoon of salt and the pepper together in a small bowl until combined.
Place the roast in a cast iron skillet or roasting pan bone-side down. The bones create a natural roasting rack for the meat. Pour the garlic herb butter mixture over the meat, rubbing it into the flesh to coat it well and evenly.
Season with a little extra salt and pepper for added flavour.
Cook the roast for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F | 190°C. Cover with foil and continue to cook the roast to your preference of doneness (until your meat thermometer reads 110°F | 43°C). For the pictured roast, we cooked it for 45 minutes, covered.
Once cooked to your liking, allow to rest for 20 minutes. The roast will continue to cook as the juices inside settle, raising the internal temperature to 130°F | 55°C for a perfect medium-rare prime rib.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 23, 2016.
*If seasoning your roast the night before, refrigerate the roast uncovered overnight, then allow it come to room temperature for two hours before you put it in the oven.
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