Do you traditionally have rib roast for your Christmas meal? Here are some great recipes and ideas for preparing rib roast, as well as tips to make sure your roast turns out moist and tasty!
Tips for selecting and preparing a perfect rib roast:
- To be sure you have plenty of roast to go around, figure on two people per rib. (A full standing rib roast has 7 ribs and is usually between 15 and 18 pounds.)
- Before cooking the roast, take it out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature.
- Toward the end of the estimated cooking time, begin checking the internal temperature of the roast with a meat thermometer. This is the best gauge of when the roast is done. Cook until internal temperature reaches 130 – 145 degrees F (depending on your desired doneness.)
- Cooking a rib roast at high altitude might require extra cooking time, so a meat thermometer is especially helpful in determining when the roast is done.
- Upon removing the roast from the oven, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to absorb back into the meat, resulting in a moist and tender roast.
Rib roast recipes:
This Foolproof Rib Roast recipe is simple–only 4 ingredients–and quite popular. The most important part of the recipe is this: do NOT open the oven door while the roast is cooking!
If you’d like something a little different, this Horseradish-and-Herb-Crusted Beef Rib Roast looks delicious! (Be sure to pay attention to the roast sizes in the recipes, as they vary from 5 pounds to 16 pounds.)
If you have the time and space in your fridge, you can dry age the roast for several days prior to cooking to bring out extra flavor and produce a smoother texture. Alton Brown’s 5-star recipe for Dry-Aged Standing Rib Roast looks amazing. (If you use this recipe, browse the comments first as there are lots of helpful tips to be found!)
Do you have any useful tips or a great rib roast recipe? Please share in the comments!