Perfect Prime Rib

Recipe By : Cooks Illustrated Dec 1995 p.12
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:30
Categories : Beef

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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7 pounds 3-rib standing rib roast
1 x salt and pepper

For the roast - ask for the first cut, aged, set at room temperature for 3 hours and tie up.

Adjust oven rack to low position and heat oven to 200F. Heat large roasting pan over two burners set a medium-high heat. Place roast in hot pan and cook on all side until nicely browned and about 1/2 cup fat has rendered, 6 to 8 minutes.

Remove roast from pan. Set wire rack in pan, then set roast on rack. Generously season with salt and pepper.

Place roast in oven and roast until meat registers 130 degrees (for medium-rare), about 3 1/2 hours (or about 30 minutes per pound). Let stand 20 minutes (a bit longer is fine) before serving.

Transfer to cutting board and carve.