Prep Time
20 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 5 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Rub prime rib with freshly ground peppercorns, coriander, and fennel for a heady combination of seasonings that perfectly complements this elegant cut of meat.  A garnish of fresh cranberries and oranges adds vibrant color to your table, making this dish as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate.



How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Let roast stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Step 2

Pulse peppercorns, fennel, and coriander in a spice grinder 5 times or until coarsely ground. (Or place spices in a zip-top plastic freezer bag, and crush using a rolling pin or skillet.) Rub roast with oil, and sprinkle with salt. Press spice mixture onto all sides of roast. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.

Step 3

Bake roast at 400° for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 120° to 125° (medium-rare) or to desired degree of doneness. Let stand 15 minutes to 1 hour before slicing. If desired, reserve pan drippings for Roasted Asparagus. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Iris12's Review

January 05, 2010
Excellent recipe and perfect for a holiday. I made it for Christmas as the meat is definitely very expensive. 4-ribs is perfect for 8, including 2 hungry teenagers.

AnneLinn's Review

December 20, 2009
This was an excellent recipe! I got many compliments serving it as an early Christmas dinner for my family. Rib roast is expensive but great for a special occasion.