Prime Rib with Rosemary Garlic Butter Rub

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Recipe type: Main Dish
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 2:30
Cuisine: 4-6
  • 1 - 4.5lb prime rib roast
  • Rosemary Garlic Butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 bottle of Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  1. Preheat your oven to 500°F.
  2. Mix together the butter, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, until smooth.
  3. Pat and dry the prime rib.
  4. Warm up the butter slightly, so it's easy to rub on the roast. I find that about 9 seconds in the microwave makes the butter pliable.
  5. Cover the top and sides of the prime rib with the butter.
  6. Place the roast on a baking pan with a drip grate. I use a turkey pan to roast ours.
  7. Place the roast in the 500 degree oven, and cook at this high heat for 5 minutes per pound. We cooked our 4.5 pound roast for 23 minutes at this high heat.
  8. After this short time period, turn the oven off, and let sit for 2 hours. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN.
  9. The 2 hour time period is perfect for a medium rare prime rib roast! If you would like it a little more done, just leave it in the oven for a little longer.
  10. Pour a glass of K-J Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoy!