Dashing Christmas Dinner Menu

Join artist Meredith Boswell's annual Christmas festivities in Fayetteville, Arkansas where delicious food abounds.

Fennel-Crusted Rib Roast
Serves: 8

Test Kitchen Secrets:

Follow our tips for standing rib roast first timers.
This recipe calls for a 4-rib roast (a full roast has 7 ribs). One rib provides two generous servings.
Ask the grocery store butcher to "french" or trim the meat around the bones.
• Roast to an internal temperature of 120º. The roast's temperature continues to rise, ensuring a perfect medium-rare in the center and ends that are more medium to medium-well.

Southern Living, December 2009