The prime rib, or rib roast, is one of the 9 main cuts of beef, and, as its name suggests, it comes from the cow’s rib section. A single prime rib cut typically contains the ‘eye’ of the rib, while the rest of the meat is mostly muscle. A good prime rib cut should contain some marbling around the bone and throughout the muscle. Thanks to the marbling, this cut of meat is extremely soft and tender.
How to Prepare the Prime Rib
While some home cooks like to remove the bone part and prepare only the muscular part, professional chefs usually leave the bone on and cook the whole rib roast without cutting it. Although there are no rules to it, we suggest you leave the bone on, since that’s where most of its lovely flavor comes from. Traditionally, the prime rib is roasted while it’s ‘standing,’i.e., sitting bones-down on the pan while it’s roasting. However, other methods have proven to be successful as well. Some prefer to have the meat crispy on the outside. That’s why they choose to braise its sides first, before roasting it. The choice is yours, though, and you can prepare it any way you like. It’s almost impossible to ruin such a gorgeous piece of meat. By far the best way to cook the prime rib is by roasting it for several hours at low heat. That way, the meat has time to soak up all the flavor from the seasoning and tenderize. Another way to prepare the prime rib is by barbecuing it. This method will make the cut more visually appealing, and give it a nice and smokey flavor along the way.
Order Your Prime Rib Cut Today
It’s easy to see why the prime rib is a go-to cut of meat for every family gathering. No meat-lover can resist a beautiful, smoking-hot rib roast. There’s simply nothing not to love about it. If prepared properly, it should be tender and juicy, and the meat should separate from the bones easily. In addition, a nice spice rub and a good amount of salt go a long way with this cut of meat. And if you’re feeling kind of frisky, brush it with some honey and mustard. You can thank us later! So, what are you waiting for? Order your prime rib roast from Naturally Grown Meats today and be prepared for your next family get-together. Our meat is high-quality and 100% natural, without any hormones or GMOs.