I saw this recipe redux from 1966 in the New York Times last year. The article was written by Amanda Hesser and I couldn’t wait until prime rib season was here to try it. Why? Because it sounded impossibly simple. And guess what? It was. It was also delicious and cooked to rare perfection.
Roast at 500˚; time according to size. Turn off oven and don't peek until done.
The recipe was adapted from Ann Seranne, a former editor of Gourmet. One change was rubbing rosemary into the flesh, which took an extra minute of time, and this was a fine addition. I also sautéed some shiitakes in pan drippings with a splash of wine, but it wasn’t essential so I didn’t include that step or ingredients in the recipe.
Last year I roasted an Herb-Crusted Standing Rib Roast with flavors of horseradish. I served it with a red wine mushroom gravy; pretty darn tasty, as well.
Disclaimer: This is not a recipe you can whip up in 30 minutes. This is a Polish Grandmother Recipe. And anyone who is a Polish Grandmother, or anyone who has a Polish Grandmother, or anyone (like me) who lives next door to a Polish Grandmother, knows that Polish Grandmother Recipes can’t be completed in less than thirty minutes. But … Full recipe post »
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