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Prime rib injection

thegrillsterthegrillster Posts: 348
edited 9:16PM in EggHead Forum
Do any of you recommend injecting a prime rib? If so, with what?

I will be cooking for 14 adults. Would 1/2 lb per person be sufficient?

Also, other than salt and pepper should I add anything else to the au jus?

Any other tips highly appreciated.



  • I personally would not inject as the Prime Rib has terrific beef flavor on its own and wouldn't want to cover that up in any way. A nice rub on the outside and smokey flavor would be the only enhancements I would allow.

    If you want "drop dead" excellent prime beef buy excellent prime beef. Look and see if you can get your hands on Prime grade instead of Choice grade beef. You will pay double for the difference. Choice grade can also be very good.
    I agree with civil eggineer that prime rib has enough flavor on it's own and should need no injection.
    If you have not read it Mad Max has a great recipe, Mad Max's Prime Rib at the Naked Whiz.
    Season Au Jus only after tasting it, I know this sounds pretty obvious but you would be surprised.
    I don't know about the serving size, I would go at least a rib per person and pray for left overs. I'm a sucker for a Yorkshire Pudding and think it goes with prime rib as well as roast beef.

    Good Luck,

    Civil Eggineer has some good advice about the cut.

    I wouldn't inject either. Prime Rib is a great cook and a wonderful eat by itself.

    I am partial to Thirdeye's method.

    Playing with Fire and Smoke Prime Rib



    If you want the 'done' ring on the outside of the prime rib follow the end sear step. The roast looked so nice I just wanted to rest, cut and eat.

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    That is one beautiful looking roast GG, great job.

    Stay warm,
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