Get Warm and Cozy with This Garlic Herb Butter Prime Rib Recipe

Garlic Herb Butter Prime Rib

Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday showstopper or a glorious roast to impress your guests and loved ones, this garlic herb butter prime rib recipe is what you need. Picture this — the roasted sweetness of the garlic and shallot, combined with the tenderness of a good prime rib, and the woodsy-floral background note of the thyme and rosemary. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Here’s how to make it!

The Ingredients for This Prime Rib Recipe

For the roast:
½ tablespoon salt
8 pounds boneless prime rib roast

For the garlic herb butter:
1 shallot, minced
10 large cloves garlic, minced
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
1 ½ tablespoons dried thyme
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 ½ tablespoons ground pepper

Prime Rib

For the gravy:
4 cups beef stock or water
½ cup fat prime rib roast drippings
½ cup all-purpose flour or cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt

You’ll need kitchen string to tie the prime rib if your butcher hasn’t already done it.

Prime Rib Recipe: Directions

Step 1

Start by salting the prime rib and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour. In the meantime, combine the butter, shallot, garlic, thyme, pepper, salt, rosemary, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set it aside.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 500°F (or the highest setting available) and place a roasting pan on a rack in the center of the oven. This will help to slightly sear the roast once you set it in the pan. After the prime rib has been at room temperature for an hour, pat it dry with a paper towel. Tie it with the kitchen string to provide an even shape and cooking.