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Best Prime Rib Rub

Hey fellow eggers, I'm planning on doing a prime rib for christmas this year on the egg and need a good rub recipe. To us a great crust can make or break the roast so hit me with your best. P.S. We aren't afraid of herbs and spices, we use lots of them.


  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper....let the meat shine.
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,125
    Montreal Steak Seasoning works really well with PR
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • Quinn has it right, let the meat shine. 

    If the cut is center or choice, maybe some garlic powder as well. I also like Penzey's English prime rib rub, but have never used it on PR, always on a sirloin tip or rump. 

    PR is often cooked with little or no crust, slow cooked and then seared. If you like it with a crust and plan to sear first, This paste/rub does the job:

    1 tablespoon (15ml) ground black pepper
    2 teaspoons (10ml) dried rosemary leaves
    2 teaspoons (10ml) dried thyme or oregano
    2 teaspoons (10ml) table salt/sea salt or 3 tsp kosher
    1 teaspoon (5ml) garlic powder
    1 teaspoon (5ml) onion powder
    1 teaspoon (5ml) paprika (mild non-smoked)
    1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) cayenne or chipotle powder (I like cayenne)

    Mix all ingredients, store until needed.

    Mix 1 part rub to 1 part EVOO to form a paste.

    Dry the roast with paper towel, cover with rub.

    Cook immediately or let sit for 1 or 2 hours. 

    Good luck

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,860
    Penzeys like Skiddy said or S&P. Always fresh cracked. I also like mine with lots of Garlic. Makes for great au jus(when oven roasted)
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 288
    edited December 2012
    Just go to this site. and it will tell you how to do it from start to finish. The means from buying to eating. I did this and the Prime Rib was awesome for sure. You will have to click on Articles and Recipes and the article will be along the right side. Great read and tells everything from buying to slicing.
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