Christmas dinner is a meal we, at Oregon Farm Brokers argue, is one of the most important meals of the year. While Christmas dinner may look a little different this year due to a global pandemic. We’re here to help you make that Christmas dinner extra special. Alright, we’re about to share our famous prime rib recipe with extra yummy and sensational flavors.
Rule #1 Always Use Fresh Meat
Yes, we agree fresh meat is hard to come by and often expensive. We’re here to tell you that it’s worth the price, especially once a year. The reason you want to go with a local organic fresh meat is that you get more nutrients in each bite. The older the food gets, the more nutrients, yeast, and good bacteria leave the protein. If this doesn’t convince you, fresh meat taste extremely better. If you’re in the Oregon area, the Roths market supplies fresh meat from butchers to go on-site to the farms to ensure the animals are treated right and the quality of meat meets their standards.
Oregon Farm Brokers’ Traditional Prime Rib Recipe
Let your prime rib sit at room temperature for at least 1-2 hours. This lets the meat rest and prepares it to not overcook on the outside and undercook inside.
Since we already bought a premium steak there isn’t much to do. Our job is simple: cover your prime rib in a generous portion of salt and pepper. This is key! Don’t be fooled by the butter-covered prime rib; the prime rib roast is marbled with fat that gives the meat a juicy texture.
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Place your prime rib in the tray of your choice. Here’s a good opportunity to add any spices or herbs of your choice. When we feel a little fancy we stuff our prime rib roast with garlic. Yum! Now that you’re oven is ready place your roast in the oven for 15 minutes so it gets a nice brown crispy crust.
Reduce the heat to 325 degrees and cook 11-12 minutes for every pound of your roast. Once you reach your desired temperature, we recommend medium-rare 130-135 degrees. Here is a list of temperatures to follow as a guideline well 140-155, medium 135-145, medium-rare 130-135, and rare 120-130 degrees.
Let it is rest for 10-15 minutes. This allows your prime rib roast to continue cooking and provide the upmost juicy premium meat. Cut and serve!
We hope you enjoy this recipe and let us know how it tastes!