Holiday Prime Rib Roast
Just in time for Christmas, this prime rib roast recipe is simple and delicious! Prime rib is a classic main dish for the holiday season and is perfect to feed a crowd.
Feel free to make a gravy or au jus with the drippings from the pan, too.
- 4 lb Tacoma Boys Prime Rib Roast
- ½ cup salted butter, softened
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp fresh chopped thyme
- 1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 tsp fresh chopped dill
- 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
Bring to Room TemperatureRemove the roast from the refrigerator and let sit to bring to room temperature for about 2 hours.
Preheat & PrepPreheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter with the salt, pepper, and herbs until well combined. Pat the rib roast dry and rub the butter evenly on all sides of the roast.
Roast on High HeatPlace the roast in a large roasting pan or cast iron, bone side down. Transfer to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes or until a sear develops on the bottom and the surface is browning.
Roast on Low HeatReduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue roasting until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 135 degrees for medium. Depending on the size of the roast, your oven, and desired doneness, this will take approximately 1 to 2 hours. Check it at the 1 hour mark and take the temperature.
Rest & SliceRemove from the oven and let rest for about 30 minutes before slicing and serving. During this time, feel free to make a gravy or au jus with the drippings!