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Perfect Christmas Dinner: 640 Meats' Ultimate Guide to Cooking Aged Prime Rib

Choice Aged Prime Rib Roast Perfect For A Christmas Dinner
Perfect Christmas Dinner: 640 Meats' Ultimate Guide to Cooking Aged Prime Rib

Make the Perfect Christmas Dinner with 640 Meats Signature Prime Rib Roast Using our Ultimate Guide Recipe


  • 1 prime rib roast (7 lbs, bone-in or boneless as per your choice)

  • 1 tbsp sea salt (adjust to taste)

  • Optional: Freshly ground black pepper


1. Preparation:

  • Remove the prime rib roast from the refrigerator approximately 2 hours before cooking to bring it to room temperature. This step is crucial for ensuring even cooking.

  • Pat the roast dry with paper towels and season it generously with sea salt, and optionally, freshly ground black pepper. Ensure to season all sides for a uniform flavor.

2. Oven Searing:

  • Preheat your oven to a high temperature of 500°F (260°C).

  • Place the seasoned roast in a sturdy roasting pan or baking dish, positioning it with the fat side up.

  • Roast at 500°F for 15 minutes to create a rich, browned crust. Note: This may produce some smoke, so it's recommended to use your kitchen vent or open windows for ventilation.

3. Roasting:

  • After the initial sear, lower the oven temperature to 325°F (163°C).

  • Continue roasting the prime rib for approximately 13 minutes per pound. For a 7-pound roast, this would be about 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, adjust the time based on the size of your roast and desired doneness.

  • For a perfectly cooked prime rib, aim for an internal temperature of 115°F for rare or 120-130°F for medium-rare. Remember, the meat will continue to cook (carryover cooking) once removed from the oven.

4. Resting:

  • Once the roast reaches your desired internal temperature, remove it from the oven.

  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board and tent loosely with aluminum foil.

  • Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes before carving. Resting is vital as it allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a moist and tender prime rib.

5. Carving and Serving:

  • For a bone-in roast, slice the meat away from the bones and then carve it into thick slices.

  • For a boneless roast, simply slice crosswise into the desired thickness.

  • Serve the prime rib slices with your choice of sides and condiments.

Optional: Horseradish Cream Sauce

  • If desired, prepare a horseradish cream sauce by combining equal parts of sour cream and prepared horseradish, seasoned with a pinch of salt, pepper, and a dash of lemon juice. This tangy, spicy sauce pairs beautifully with the rich flavors of the prime rib.

Enjoy your holiday meals with this exclusive 640 Meats Prime Rib Roast Recipe, showcasing the best of your aged prime rib offerings! Call ahead or stop in to place your order.

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