© John Kernick
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
4 HR
Yield
Serves : 12 to 14

"When entertaining at home, I'm always hard-pressed for stove space," says Floyd Cardoz. To save room, he sears the meat in a preheated pan in the oven. The method also helps the meat cook more quickly.    More Beef Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small bowl, combine the rosemary with the 3 tablespoons of black pepper and the vegetable oil and rub all over the roast. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2    

Put a large roasting pan in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Let the rib roast stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 3    

Season the roast with salt and put it in the hot roasting pan, fat side down. Roast for 30 minutes. Turn the roast over and cook at 350° for about 3 hours, rotating the pan 2 or 3 times. The roast is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 130° for medium-rare. Transfer the roast to a carving board to rest for at least 20 minutes.

Step 4    

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until lightly browned, 5 minutes. Add the wine and boil for 2 minutes. Add the stock, vinegar and thyme and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 20 minutes. Strain the sauce and return it to the saucepan. Whisk in the porcini powder and simmer for 1 minute. Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Carve the roast and serve with the porcini jus.

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