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First Prime Rib

jake42jake42 Posts: 932
edited 12:19PM in EggHead Forum
Lookin' to do my first prime rib tomorrow.
Any tips or recipes???



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    I like to encrust them in salt or you could do Mad Max.

    Beef, Prime Rib, Roast, Salt Crusted, Father's Day '07, Richard Fl


    Was wanting an early Father's Day Salt Encrusted Prime Rib. Never did one on the BGE, but have done several over the years in one of those hot house ovens. Looked around the archives and used a combination of mine and a few others, especially Eggor- where you been buddy?

    1 4 3/4 Lb Prime Rib, 2 Bones
    6-8 Cloves Garlic
    Black Pepper, Fresh Ground
    Cavender's Greek Seasoning
    3-4 Twigs Rosemary, Fresh, Leaves only
    2-3 Tbs Herbs de Provence
    Salt Coating:
    2 Cups Morton's Kosher Coarse Salt
    1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, EVOO
    1/2 Cup Water
    1/2 Cup Merlot red wine- DON'T MIX w/salt
    NOTE: Amounts will very depending on size of roast!
    PREP & Cooking Time Line
    1:30 PM Rubbed into Refrigerator
    4:30 PM Removed, Internal--50°F
    5:30 PM Dome 225°F, Internal--60°F
    5:45 PM Dome 250°F, Internal--64°F
    6:00 PM Dome 275°F, Internal--75°F
    6:15 PM Dome 300°F, Internal--90°F
    6:30 PM Dome 300°F, Internal--98°F
    6:45 PM Dome 300°F, Internal-107°F
    7:00 PM Dome 350°F, Internal-127°F
    7:15 PM Dome 350°F, Internal-135°F
    8:00 PM Internal 145°F Had Dinner!!

    1 Rubbed the roast w/ EVOO and seasonings, cut slits in roast for garlic- the more the better and placed in refrigerator for about 3 hours. Overnight is ok. Considered inexpensive yellow mustard for rub to hold rub, but this time opted not to.
    2 Removed the roast from the refrigerator a couple of hours before cooking and let get room temp. Came out of refrigerator at 50°F internal and 1 hour later was 60°. Just liked the picture all seasoned up.
    3 Made a mixture of Morton's Kosher Coarse salt and some EVOO & water, just a little of each liquid. . Placed the roast in a metal pie pan w/some aluminum foil underneath it Poured 1/2 Cup Merlot in the pan under the foil. Cover the roast with the salt, bones down.
    4 Had Large BGE set up for indirect, plate setter legs up, no drip pan. Brought temp to 225°F, When reached added about 6-8 sprigs rosemary branches and 4-5 small pieces apple wood for flavor.
    5 Took 4 Baking potatoes and rubbed w/EVOO and a little salt. Placed on BGE w/ roast.
    9 Removed at 135°F, total cook time of 1 hour and 45 minutes and let sit covered in aluminum tent 45 minutes. Temperature rose while resting to 145°F This crowd of 4 likes the roast medium. Great timing.

    Recipe Type
    Beef, Main Dish

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, Richard Fl, 2007/06/15

    Note: We like medium meat so let stay until 135F. For more rare pull at 125-130F, your call. It rose 10F while resting 45 minutes.


    Next time will probably do without the bones to get a more even salt cover,
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    I use Alton Brown's method just substituting the BGE for the terra cotta pot.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    Here's another option - basically it's a reverse sear. This way you roast the prime rib to nearly the internal temp you want and then sear it.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095

    There was a thread yesterday about a standing rib roast - basically the same thing as a prime rib. Here is the link with the same method that I used for New Years's Eve when I cooked my first one. It turned out fantastic !

    Let us all know how it turns out !
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    A little bit different but always taste great. 2 containers Clearmans cheese butter spread Snyders prime rib seasoning. Rub with olive oil sprinkle well with seasoning and then coat with cheese mixture and don't be cheap, spread like you are frosting a cake. Heat egg to 475 and place roast in rack with drip pan. 475for 20 minutes cheese should crust. Remove and bring egg to 325 and stable.Place back in Egg and cook to 130 internal.

    Good Luck and Good Fiends

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