This is the method that over time has become OUR version of what we love in a Prime Rib roast. 

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Take meat out of bag and wash off with cold water.
  2. Rub olive oil all over the roast.  Season the meat with salt, pepper, onion powder, smoky paprika…sprinkle all on and rub in.  I use Trader Joe’s minced garlic…again, just plop some on each side of the roast and rub in.  Our roast was a 4 pounder, bone in, tied up roast. 
  3. We started the oven temp at 450 and cooked it for 30 minutes before inserting the digital meat thermometer and turning the heat down to 325 degrees.  We decided to aim for an internal temp of 145 degrees, which then rose a bit more when we removed it from the oven.  We were going more for Medium…none of us are into the rare, medium rare pink meat. 

It came out perfect for us, nice crust and so good.