Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

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November 14, 2017

There is nothing quite as good as an excellent cut of beef.  I grew up eating my steaks well done.  Then years later, my dear husband talked me into trying a steak cooked Medium.  I have three words for the experience:  O – M – G!!

There are amazing steak houses throughout the country, and I really enjoy visiting them all.  BUT, over the last ten years, I have perfected making my own amazing prime rib roast.  So, I invite you to stretch beyond what you’re used to, and give this prime rib a try.  I promise promise promise, you will be surprised and impressed with your own cooking abilities once you realize how absolutely ah-may-zing this roast is.

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Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Servings 4 lb roast (no bone)


Herb Crusting

  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp basil
  • 2 Tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For studding the roast

  • 10 - 12 garlic cloves, cut up (not minced)
  • Several Fresh Herbs Basil, Thyme, Tarragon, Rosemary


  • Combine all ingredients for the herb crust and set aside.
  • Stud the roast with pieces of garlic cloves. Insert approx 1 inch into the meat. (see video for instructions, link in notes below).
  • Place loose herbs and garlic cloves at bottom of baking dish; drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cover roast with herb crusting - top and sides.
  • Insert meat thermometer in center of roast. If using bone-in roast, be sure thermometer does not touch bone.
  • Bake at 325 - 350 degrees on lower oven rack until desired internal temperature is achieved. See table below.
  • Remove roast from oven when thermometer reads 10 degrees BELOW your desired internal temperature.
  • Allow roast to stand for approx 15 - 20 minutes. Roast will continue cooking and temperature will rise, approx 10 degrees.


Watch the video HERE.
Internal Temperatures:
Rare - 140 degrees
Medium - 160 degrees
Well Done - 170 degrees

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