Cooking Prime Rib

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  1. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    I'm cooking a 12 lb. prime rib in the oven tomorrow and wondering if anyone has any advice. I'm planning to go with the method described here:

    The Food Lab: How to Cook a Perfect Prime Rib | Serious Eats

    Basically cook it low and slow, then rest, then finish at high temp for 10 minutes or so to get the outside presentable.

    This will be my first attempt, so any advice is appreciated.

    And, yes, I know it's technically a rib eye roast and not prime rib since it's not prime grade.
     
  2. josier

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    I've always done it just the opposite. Cook at very high temp (550 degrees) for 5 or 6 minutes then, shut the oven off, leave it in the oven for 2 hours, but do not under any circumstances, open the oven.
     
  3. Deanster

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    I grilled a 15lb ribeye loin a couple weeks ago. Cooked it at 350 and it took less than 3 hours. Everywhere I read said it would take much longer than that, even at temps higher than 350. I like prime rib no more than medium rare, and at 350 for 3 hours it was to overcooked for me.
     
  4. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    Cooking at 225 should supposedly get me to medium rare in 4 hours or less. It seems to me like it should take longer, but I'm no expert.

    But I'd rather have it undercooked than overcooked which is why I like this method. It seems like it wouldn't be possible to overcook it at such a low temperature unless you're completely negligent.
     
  5. Deanster

    Deanster Active Member

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    Just keep an eye on the temp, and take it off 15 or so degrees before your preferred temp. For sure have it undercooked than overcooked.
     
  6. ripvdub

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    We do it about the same, 500° tho, but i think for 30 min. Make sure its about room temp when starting. I think we re hear like another poster says before serving, letting it sit tho also.
     
  7. scyclonekid

    scyclonekid Well-Known Member

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    Just fry it like a turkey!!
     
  8. h-man64

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    I'm cooking one on a green egg tomorrow. Will cook at 250 until center temp is 115, then crank the egg up to 500 to sear and shut the egg down. Take it off when center temp is 125. Wrap in foil till temp is 135. It apparently continues to cook. Then slice.

    This will be my first try, so I'll see how it goes.
     
  9. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    I do this with a lot of smoked meats, and then I'll throw them in a clean, empty cooler after that.
     
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    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    When cooking prime rib just buy a digital thermometer for it. We are cooking a 21lber today. We use the 500 degree method.
     
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    The best prime rib I every had was at a Colony in SD. They cooked it for 20 hours in an oven set at 135 degrees. Came out a perfect meidum rare and was so tender you did not need a knife to cut. Most ovens cannot not cook at 135 degrees.
     
  13. Cycl1

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    smoke it.....
     
  14. cyflier

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    I am cooking a 16 lb prime rib tomorrow, how long should I expect it to take to hit 120 degrees if i cook it at 300?
     
  15. zwclones51

    zwclones51 Well-Known Member

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    Go buy a smoker. Way better flavor
     
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    cyflier Active Member

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    I personally wouldn't smoke a quality piece of meat like this. It's a flavorful piece of meat by itself. I have cooked one in a smoker with indirect heat, just not using smoke and that worked great.
     
  17. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you. Just took mine out to rest... Fingers crossed.
     
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    Making a prime rib this evening, hope it turns out good for you too!
     
  19. Cycl1

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  20. Arkansas

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    I'll be doing prime rib on Christmas Day and I'm gonna go with this recipe again:

    Rock Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe - Allrecipes.com

    I know....it sounds like it'd turn out horribly salty and that's all I could think about the first time I tried it but was extremely surprised how good it actually came out so I'm gonna try it again and see if I can have similar results. I'm always nervous though because this is one pricey piece of meat to **** up.
     

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