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Perfect Rib Roast

Perfect Rib Roast

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT4H15M
    4 Hours
  • Yield:
    1 Roast
This simple preparation creates a showstopping centerpiece for your special occasion meal. Cooking time will vary depending on size of your roast and preferred level of doneness.
Ingredients
  • 1 bone-in or boneless rib roast, excess fat trimmed (see notes below for suggested sizes)
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning of choice (Kosher or coarse salt and black pepper or rub of choice)
  • 1 bone-in or boneless rib roast, excess fat trimmed (see notes below for suggested sizes)
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning of choice (Kosher or coarse salt and black pepper or rub of choice)

This simple preparation creates a showstopping centerpiece for your special occasion meal. Cooking time will vary depending on size of your roast and preferred level of doneness.

Preparation
STEP 1

Remove roast from refrigerator at least 1 hour before cooking to bring it to room temperature. Preheat oven to 450°F. Pat roast dry with paper towels, rub with olive oil and season very generously with salt and pepper or other seasonings of choice.

STEP 2

Place on a roasting rack, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Continue cooking to desired doneness (see notes below). Remove from oven when the roast is at least 5-10° degrees lower than desired temperature, as temperature will continue to rise while roast rests.

STEP 3

Remove roast from pan and place on cutting board, cover top loosely with foil, and let rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.

STEP 4

Pan drippings and juices from cutting board can be defatted and used to make a sauce or gravy.

Options

What size roast do you need?

Bone-in: 1 pound per person

Boneless: 1/2 pound per person

Cooking times:

Rare*: 120-125°F (15-18 minutes per pound)

Medium-rare*: 125-130°F (18-22 minutes per pound)

Medium*: 135-140°F (22-25 minutes per pound)

Well: 155-160°F (25-30 minutes per pound)

*Consumption of raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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