Garlic Prime Rib

You will need:
1 (10 pound) prime rib roast
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried thyme

You can start by preheating the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

Prime rib can be a decadent meal, especially if you add in a few flavor boosters and proper cooking techniques. In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients besides the roast and stir until they are all evenly distributed. Then put the roast onto the roasting pan and make sure that the prime rib is sitting fatty side up. This is important and will add a lot of juiciness to the meal. Once that is done take a sharp knife and cut some X’s in the fat part of the prime rib, this will help the fat render better. After that step take the mixture you prepared and spread it evenly across the top of the roast. Let the roast sit at room temperature, you want it to have less of a shock when you put it in the oven, and you’d be surprised how much of a difference a few degrees can really make. An hour should be just about perfect.

Put the roast into the oven at 500 for 20-30 minutes, this will generate a great crust and really start the fat on its way to rendering nicely. After the preliminary period drop the temperature to 325 for another hour or until the roast reaches 145 degrees, which is medium rare. When you take the roast out of the oven let it sit with loosely covered foil for 10 minutes to allow all the juices inside to redistribute. This will keep the juice in the meat instead of having it all rush out onto the plate when you cut into it.

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