Dinner Recipes

Holiday Prime Rib Roast Recipe

Gelson's own Sean F. Sáenz's Holiday Prime Rib Roast recipe is a must!

Holiday Prime Rib Roast Recipe



Holiday Prime Rib Roast Recipe


1 Certified Angus Beef® Bone-in Rib roast (prime rib) Back ribs removed and re-tied back on. (Two adults per Rib when deciding on size of roast)
2 tablespoons high-quality sea salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons rosemary
2 teaspoons black pepper.


1. Two hours before roasting time, pull the beef from the refrigerator and let stand on the counter, covered loosely with a clean cotton towel. Thirty minutes before roasting time, preheat oven to 500 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine the salt and spices and mix thoroughly. Bring the beef to the bowl, and rub the spice mix all over the roast, pressing most of it into the fat cap.

3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large casserole dish and place the roast, bone-side down, on the rack. Place in the middle of the 500-degree oven for 20 minutes.

4. Turn the heat down to 325 degrees; rotate the casserole dish 180 degrees, then set the timer for 12 minutes per pound (for a 6-pound roast = 1:12min).

5. Using an instant-read internal thermometer, check the temperature in the center of the meat (not at the bone). If it has reached 130 degrees, remove it from the oven. (The roast will continue to cook another 7-10 degrees) If not, continue to cook and check the temperature roughly every 5 to 7 minutes until it is between 125 to 130 degrees. Try to use the same hole each time you insert the thermometer.

6. Remove from oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, finish up your other dishes and call everyone to the table.

Note: After roasting, the rest period is very important. While in the oven, the blood in the roast tries to move away from the heat, concentrating in the center. If it is in the oven too long, pressure builds there and these flavorful juices follow the path of least resistance, along the grains of the meat, to escape. This leaves a dry and overdone roast. However, if you catch the roast at the right temperature (125-130 degrees), all the luscious flavor will still be there, and resting allows it to redistribute throughout the whole roast.

Carve from the center for rarer cuts, and from the ends for more doneness.