Standing Rib Roast

My freezer is a treasure trove… I can look in there & see all kinds of culinary possibilities! Ha… that sounds a lot more intense than I meant it to!

I just found a standing rib roast in the freezer that I bought months ago in Toronto….not sure what I was saving it for…so I cooked it last night.

My friend asked me if I was going to cook it with the ‘no peek’ method. I have heard about that method years ago….but I rarely have a roast like this so the last time I cooked it the traditional way…but my friend assured me that her roast turned out perfectly…so…I trust her & searched the internet for a recipe.

The one I decided to try was

Chef John’s Perfect Prime Rib on allrecipes.com

This recipe was sooo easy, I just used Chef John’s cooking method …I did not season my roast the way he does in the recipe but I used salt, pepper, garlic powder & oil

The basic recipe is this..you pre-heat the oven to 500f, determine how long you should roast the beef by the weight according to his instructions…then put the roast into the hot oven for the specified time, turn the oven off & let the roast stay in there for 2 hours.

I will put the instructions for figuring out how long to roast it for in the method part of this blog. #5

I can not even explain how delicious this roast is…tender & juicy, cooked to perfection,, tasty & seared outer edge…with a medium to rare inside… I will never make a roast any different way!!! All I can say is WOW & thank you Chef John!

Here is the recipe….though I don’t really have a recipe’ for seasoning the roast…no measured amounts

Ingredients1 Standing Rib Roast, any size you want to make

salt

pepper

garlic powder

oil that can withstand a high temperature…not olive oil, I used grape seed oil

Method 

Preheat oven to 500f

A baking/roasting pan to accommodate your size of roast, rib side down

  1. Let your roast sit out of the fridge for a bit so that it is not really cold..but only for a short time.. I left it out of the fridge until it felt cold but not COLD so maybe 20 minutes or so…
  2. Now season your roast… I sprinkled all sides generously with regular table salt…I used this so that the salt would be all over, a more coarse salt gives a ‘punch’ of salt taste & I wanted the seasoning to be evenly on the roast…. so   i sprinkled the entire roast with salt, then pepper ( not too much pepper) & garlic powder ( not tons of garlic powder).
  3. I poured a bit of oil onto the meat & smeared it all over … combining the spices with the oil…
  4. Put the roast into a baking dish, rib side down …I used one with short sides so that all of the meat was exposed to the heat.
  5. Determine how long to cook the roast by this method…. Chef John says that the cooking time depends on the exact weight of the roast…multiply the exact weight by 5…round the number to the nearest whole number. you will cook the roast at 500f for the exact number of minutes you just calculated…
  6. Once you have determined how long to cook the roast for….
  7. Put the roast into the preheated oven… cook it for exactly the time you calculated, TURN OFF THE OVEN…& let the roast stay in the oven for 2 HOURS before opening the oven door.
  8. Remove the roast from the oven
  9. I let it sit for a few minutes before cutting,
  10. This roast was fantastic… cooked exactly as we like it…the meat was more well cooked on the outer edge but so tender & juicy, medium rare & then more rare near the bone..perfect for Murray & I!!!!

Enjoy!

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