Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib RoastRecipe
James Carrier
This juicy rib roast is worthy of a special gathering. Accompany the beef with prepared horseradish for a superb flavor combination.
Makes 12 servings without bone section; 14 with bones


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1 fat-trimmed, 4-bone beef rib-eye roast (about 8 1/2 lb.; see notes)
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh-ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups fat-skimmed beef broth
1/4 cup brandy or tawny port


1. Rinse meat and pat dry. In a small bowl, mix thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture evenly all over roast. Set on a rack, bones down, in 10- by 15-inch roasting pan.

2. Roast beef in a 375° regular or convection oven until a thermometer inserted in the center of the narrow end reaches 135° for medium (the wide end should be about 125° for rare), about 2 1/2 hours. As fat accumulates in pan, ladle it out and discard.

3. Transfer roast to a platter and let stand in a warm place at least 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, skim off and discard remaining fat from pan drippings. Add beef broth topan and stir to scrape up browned bits. Add brandy. Set pan over high heat and stir until mixture is boiling vigorously. Stir in juices accumulated from roast on platter. Pour sauce through a fine strainer into a small pitcher.

5. Carve roast and serve with sauce.

Created date

March 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Caloriesfromfat 46 %
Protein 41 g
Fat 17 g
Satfat 6.9 g
Carbohydrate 0.4 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Sodium 359 mg
Cholesterol 119 mg