Pairing Suggestion – Cabernet Sauvignon
- 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.
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.