Prime Rib

Prime rib is a showstopper that you can pull out when you want an impressive, stress-free meal during the holidays. According to chef Michel Mina, "The great thing about doing a whole rib roast is that you don't have to concentrate. Season it right with salt and pepper, put it in the oven and then you can focus on all the dishes that go along with it." The beef is flavorful enough on its own, so be light-handed with any bold seasonings and cook it no more than medium. Food & Wine's guide to prime rib has recipes to satisfy every diner.

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Beef Rib Roast

Butcher Jocelyn Guest of White Gold in NYC salts her rib roast in the fridge overnight to amp up its terrific flavor. To cook, she roasts it at low heat, for meltingly tender meat, before giving it a blast of high heat to develop a golden crust. Slideshow: More Roast Recipes 

Prime Rib with Sour Cherry Conserva, Truffle and Chocolate

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F&W Best New Chef 2017 Angie Mar, of NYC’s The Beatrice Inn, is a master with meat, like this enormous, decadent and completely fabulous dry-aged beef rib roast. Mar’s trick is to take the meat out of the oven for 30 minutes during its overall cooking time, which creates evenly cooked and perfectly juicy meat thoughout the roast. Slideshow: More Prime Rib Recipes 

Standing Beef Rib Roast with Pimentón

It’s hard to believe that this showstopping roast is so incredibly simple. Be sure to use freshly ground pink peppercorns and a high-quality, crunchy pink salt, as those are the main components of this roast. Also, ask your butcher to keep the long frenched rib bones on for a truly jaw-dropping presentation. Slideshow: More Prime Rib Recipes 

Prime Rib Recipes

Get set to impress your dinner guests with the best prime rib recipes that are surprisingly easy to make. Whether you have boneless cuts or bone-in, these roasts recipes are savory and delicious. These dishes are at home for the holidays or for dinner guests year-round. Try a few of our favorite recipes like salt-and-pepper-crusted prime rib with sage jus, pepper-crusted prime rib roast and more.

Three-Ingredient Prime Rib Roast

Coffee and prime rib seem like unlikely partners, but Ryan Farr's recipe reveals they both have an earthy quality that makes them a natural match. Just be sure to scrape off any excess coffee rub from the meat before serving. Plus:  F&W’s Beef Cooking Guide 

Prime Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream

Chef Michael Tusk bastes this roast with a fragrant garlic-thyme butter for several minutes on the stovetop before roasting it in the oven. Don’t worry if the garlic gets very dark by the time the beef has finished cooking—it will taste delicious. Slideshow:  Fabulous Christmas Roasts 

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Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Mushroom-Armagnac Sauce

To keep this prime rib extra juicy, "ask your butcher to leave the fat cap on before tying the beef," says Melissa Perello, an F&W Best New Chef 2004 and executive chef at San Francisco's Fifth Floor. Roasting the prime rib in a bath of butter, a common chef's trick that Perello uses here, also helps. More Centerpiece Roasts