Have you been searching for cooking instructions for prime rib roast and still can’t find a recipe that will provide you the juicy and tender prime rib roast that you deserve? The reason may be that recipes only give you the basic ingredients for cooking and not the actual cooking directions.

Let us start with cooking instructions for prime rib roast that starts long before the day you prepare your prime rib. First, you need to decide on the prime rib that will provide adequate portions for each guest that will be attending your dinner party. You may have to search for rib eye instead of prime rib, some local grocery stores label prime rib as rib eye. You can ask the butcher if he would eliminate the majority of the fat from the roast that you select. This will save you time preparing the roast. If you can not get the butcher to remove the excess fat, then you’ll have to trim it once you get it home. You should leave only a small amount of fat on the roast for added flavor.

The next step on your cooking directions is to create a seasoning rub or paste. You can use ingredients such as coarse salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and even honey. Slit the roast on top about 1/2 inch deep all over the top and sides. Rub the seasoning rub or paste on the whole roast, for example, bottom and sides, anywhere the meat is exposed. Place in a roasting pan or baking dish with a lid. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Most cooking directions include using a meat thermometer and this is the best way to make certain that your prime rib is cooked to perfection and not overcooked. The internal temperature for rare prime beef should be 130 degrees Fahrenheit, for medium rare around 140 degrees Fahrenheit, moderate around 150 degrees Fahrenheit and for well done between 160 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

For prime rib roast that is boneless the basic cooking time is for medium is a 3 to 4 pound prime rib roast should be cooked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 23 to thirty minutes per pound, for a 4 to 6 pound prime rib roast you should cook it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 20 minutes per pound and for a 8 to 10 pound prime rib roast you should cook it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 15 minutes per pound. Bear in mind, this is just an estimate and all oven don’t cook the same. You still need to use a meat thermometer to make sure the desired doneness.

The last cooking directions, and maybe the most important, would be to allow the roast sit for around 15 minutes before carving. The roast will still cook and the internal temperature will raise another 10 levels but this sitting period is important to maintain the juices and flavor.