This olive oil rub holds the juices in and the rosemary gives it a nice flavor.
Prime Rib Roast. Makes 8-10 servings.
1 or 2 bone standing rib roast
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed with a mortar and pestle or using the bottom of a cup to crush it on a cutting board
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
Mix the olive oil, garlic and rosemary in a small dish. Put rib roast in a baking pan or this is also good on the grill. With a fork, poke the roast all over. Rub the oil mixture all over the roast so it is well coated.
Bake in a 350º oven for about 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reaches the temp for medium rare. Baste the roast every 20 minutes with more of the rub.
Prime rib is best cooked to medium rare and chefs take great pains to make sure this cut of meat is not overdone.
Keep in mind, the meat will actually continue to cook for a couple minutes after it is removed from the oven. The internal temperature can go up as much as 2-3 more degrees until it starts to cool off.