A good rub and careful preparation can save a bad cut of meat. On the other hand, it can also make an excellent cut, such as the prime rib, shine. Stay tuned for advice on how to make the absolute best prime rib rub.
What Is The Prime Rib?
For the few of you who don’t know about the prime rib — it is quite possibly the most popular cut of steak in the world. Even though Porterhouse and New York strip may take the credit for the highest quality cut, prime rib is the staple of carnivore cuisine. It comes from the 6th to the 12th rib of the cow, and it typically consists of two pieces. The ‘eye’ is fattier and more marbled, which is why people consider it more delicious. The ‘cap,’ however, is much leaner, and it contains a lot more protein than the ‘eye.’ The prime rib can be cut into steaks or cooked whole, as a roast.
Best Ingredients For A Prime Rib Rub
For the best results, we recommend rubbing the meat with salt and spices to get the most out of its flavor.
Let’s talk about the main prime rib rub ingredient, salt. Salt is the most important flavor enhancer, but you have to be careful when using it. Even though the amount of salt you use depends on you and what you like, we recommend a baseline of one teaspoon of kosher salt per one pound of prime rib. If you only have table salt, just use three-quarters of a teaspoon per pound. However, we do recommend using kosher salt. Because it’s so coarse, it’ll be much harder to over-salt the meat with.
In addition to salt, the most important ingredients in the prime rib rub are black pepper and garlic powder. These two are the strongest ingredients in your rub flavor-wise. Therefore, you should be extra careful when adding them to your rub. In the end, you can also add smoked paprika, onion powder, dried chives, etc.
Ready-Made Prime Rib Rub
In case you don’t feel like making the rub yourself, don’t worry. You can buy ready-made prime rib rub almost anywhere, from supermarkets to artisanal spice shops. However, which one’s the best depends highly on you and your preferences. If you ask us, you should try a few and find out what you like and what you don’t.