Prime Rib Herb Paste
Do you like prime rib? Are you looking for a different way to prepare a delicious prime rib roast? Are you looking for a new way to season your meat and infuse it with flavor beyond just a marinade? If you answered "Of course I am, how did you know?" to any of these questions, then this article should be of great interest to you and the stomachs of those you plan on grilling for.
I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways of tweaking my skills with meat. It was during an enjoyable evening out for some Italian food that inspiration struck me. I was having this wonderfully simple plate of pasta, nothing particularly stood out about it at first glance; but the first bite sent my mouth watering. After inquiring into how so much flavor could come from so minor a presentation, I was informed that it was all in the seasoning. Inspired by this Italian night out, I have come up with a simple and effective seasoned paste that people should consider when they prepare prime rib. It is my hope that the ingredients list does more than whet your appetite to try it out for yourself.
What You Will Need to Follow This Tutorial
- Something to blend your ingredients
- A bowl, ideally one that is airtight
- Something to rub the paste over the prime rib, be it a spatula or just your hands
- Rubber gloves (optional if you prefer working with your hands)
- Garlic, chopped; 1 tbsp
- Basil, fresh, chopped; 2 tbsp
- Oregano, fresh, chopped; 2 tbsp
- Parsley, fresh, chopped; 2 tbsp
- Rosemary, fresh, chopped; 2 tbsp
- Olive oil, 1/4 cup
- Seasoned salt, 2 tbsp (see below for details)
Sometimes, in order to achieve the perfect flavor, you need to go beyond basic ingredients and come up with your own special blend. This is a good baseline recipe for seasoned salt that you can play around with in order to make it your own. It's also a great everyday alternative to table salt.
Directions for Seasoned Salt:
Mesh all of various ingredients together with the implement of your choice. While you can certainly use any relevant hardware from this article's core components list, you might also consider a coffee grinder if you're in a pinch or only need to season salt.
Ingredients for seasoned salt
- Table salt, 6 tbsp
- Dried thyme leaves, 1/2 tsp
- Marjoram, 1/2 tsp
- Garlic salt/powder, 1/2 tsp
- Paprika, 2.25 tsp
- Curry powder, 1/4 tsp
- Dry mustard, 1 tsp
- Onion powder, 1/4 tsp
- Dill weed, 1/8 tsp
- Celery salt, 1/2 tsp
Step By Step Instructions
Because the primary recipe in this article is basically just a recipe for adding flavor to prime rib roasts, rather than roasting a prime rib from scratch, there are few steps involved in the creation of this herbal paste for your prime rib.
Step #1: Bringing the Parts Together
Collect all of your wet and dry ingredients and place them inside of the reservoir of your blender or food processor. If you own and favor it, you can also use a hand blender and a durable bowl. However you go about this step, you want to continually use your device to blend everything together without going overkill - you want an evenly combined mixture, not a liquefied puree.
Step #2: Applying the Paste to the Meat
Take the paste and evenly rub it over every surface of your prime rib roast. If you do not have plans to handle your prime rib immediately, this paste can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours. If you plan on refrigerating your paste for later use, make sure that the vessel you store it within is airtight so as to minimize the potential risk of biological contamination.
Step #3: Finish Your Masterpiece
Whenever you decide that you want to roast your paste-boosted prime rib, follow the normal rules for preparing your grill and cooking your steaks to their ideal doneness. Allow the meat to cool a bit, letting its internal juices wrap up the cooking process for you, before plating. Basically, you just want to follow all the rules for prime rib as you normally would.
Check out this video on cooking prime rib: Easy to Follow Guide on How to Cook the Best Prime Rib Ever:
Sidestep #1: Side Dishes
While your awesome herbal prime rib is obviously going to be the main attraction of your guest's plates, it could still benefit from the inclusion of some side dishes. Because starches work wonderfully as a complement to any sort of steak, you cannot really go wrong with potatoes; you can heat up the fryer to make fries, use your oven or grill to prepare baked potatoes or even just mash or smash (there is a distinction) them up and serve them loaded with flavors and seasonings not used in the paste - you want to complement the prime rib's flavors not overwhelm the palette with them.
After laying out all of the steps and components on a single section of text, I trust that you have enjoyed reading up on this recipe and that it seems a simple enough recipe to kill any doubts about pulling it off? There are just some culinary discoveries that I come across and cannot stop myself from sharing. It's my hope that this particular recipe is one that speaks to you and your interest in the preparation of grilled meat. When I look over all of the components, it must be quite a surprise that I did not think of trying this treatment sooner.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is Prime Rib the Best Cut of Beef?
Prime rib comes from the ribeye section of the cow, which is a very fatty cut. This fat in this roast is what makes the beef especially juicy and flavorful. Some people say that the prime rib is the "beefiest" tasting of all the cuts of beef. There is also an “eye” of meat in the center of the prime rib which contains muscles not used by the cow. This makes this cut more tender than other cuts of beef.
How Much Prime Rib Should you Cook Per Person?
A good rule of thumb is to buy one pound of raw beef per person. This will give each person an approximate 10 to 12 ounces of cooked beef. If you don’t want to weigh the roast, you can also estimate the serving based on how many bones are in the roast. A one bone roast will feed two to three guests, and a four bone roast would feed eight or ten people.
How Long Do you Cook a Prime Rib Roast Per Pound?
A general rule of thumb is to cook the roast for 12 to 14 minutes per pound for a bone-in roast. You can cook the prime rib to any temperature you wish, but using an instant read thermometer will make sure it is perfect every time.
Do You Need to Rest a Prime Rib Roast?
Resting the prime rib roast is definitely very important. At minimum, you should rest your prime rib roast for 30 minutes before you begin carving. They can rest up to 45 minutes to an hour without reducing the temperature of the roast. This will allow the juices to redistribute within the meat.
What Temperature Do You Cook a Prime Rib Roast?
For rare, you should remove the prime rib roast from the oven when the thermometer reaches 125 degrees F. If you like a more medium rare roast, you can pull it at 135 degrees F. 145 degrees F would give you a medium roast. It is not recommended to take prime rib past medium as it will dry out and become less juicy.