Pairing Suggestion – Cabernet Sauvignon

he bold tannins and deep flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon stand up to the richness of prime rib, while the hints of garlic and rosemary add layers of complexity to the pairing.



  • 1 bone-in prime rib roast (about 5-7 pounds)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for gravy)


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).

2. Prepare the Prime Rib:

Take the prime rib out of the refrigerator at least 2 hours before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature. Pat the roast dry with paper towels.

3. Create the Garlic and Rosemary Paste:

In a small bowl, mix minced garlic, chopped rosemary, olive oil, salt, and black pepper to form a paste.  Rub the garlic and rosemary paste evenly over the entire surface of the prime rib. Make sure to coat all sides.

4. Roast at High Temperature:

Set the prime rib on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan, bone-side down.  Roast the prime rib in the preheated oven for 15 minutes to achieve a sear.

5. Reduce Oven Temperature:

Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (165°C) after the initial searing.  Continue roasting the prime rib until the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, it’s about 20 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

6. Baste with Broth and Wine:

While the prime rib is roasting, combine beef broth and red wine (if using). Baste the roast with this mixture every 30 minutes.

7. Rest the Prime Rib:

Once the prime rib reaches your desired doneness, remove it from the oven, cover it loosely with aluminum foil, and let it rest for at least 20-30 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy result.

8. Make Gravy (Optional):

Pour the drippings from the roasting pan into a saucepan. In a separate bowl, mix flour with a little water to create a smooth paste. Whisk the flour paste into the drippings and cook over medium heat until the gravy thickens.

9. Slice and Serve:

Carve the prime rib into slices, and serve with the optional gravy on the side.

10. Enjoy:

Enjoy your garlic and rosemary prime rib as the centerpiece of a special meal!

This garlic and rosemary prime rib recipe creates a flavorful and aromatic roast that’s perfect for special occasions or holiday celebrations.

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