Garlic Crusted Prime Rib

As noted my parents were in town recently celebrating the Christmas holiday with my family. It was a great time, and we enjoyed many great meals and laughter. Growing up, Christmas Eve was always a special time for our family, especially around the dining room table. My mom always made phenomenal meals, of which included some type of roast, whether a crown roast, prime rib, or something other that you typically would only cook during this time of year. With that noted, I wanted to return the spirit and cook something other than a beef tenderloin, which I typically do around this time of year. Instead, I chose a prime rib, with garlic of course.

Prime Rib with Garlic

Prime Rib with Garlic

I found a prime rib that was on sale. It was a six pound roast for only 32.00! I thought that was a steal.


  • Prime rib beef roast (I used a six pound roast, with three ribs)
  • 1 head of garlic, cleaned and smashed
  • 1/4 cup of horseradish
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • Lots of fresh ground pepper

First bring your meat to room temperature. I let mine set out for nearly thirty minutes before I began to make my paste. I used my mortar to create a paste from the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and horseradish. If you do not have a pestle and mortar, get one, or use a food processor. Once you have the paste.

Prime Rib with GarlicOnce your paste is ready. Salivate. Kidding aside, take it out and rub it all over your prime rib. Make sure you coat it. Then let it sit there for ten minutes or so as to soak up all of those flavors. Seriously, when I was taking the picture at this stage, my mouth was already beginning to water as it looked so good.

During the marinade process, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once heated, get your prime rib in a large roasting pan and set it in bone side down. Cook, leaving the oven closed, if you can, for up to two and a half hours. you will want your meat thermometer to read 125 degrees (medium rare). Once you achieve the internal temperature, take the roast out and let it rest for up to twenty minutes. The rest period seals in all of those juices. When you are ready, slice it up and serve.

I served mine with twice baked potatoes, a gingered pear bread, and stir fry shrimp.
Stay tuned for my recipe on french onion soup. Did I mention how awesome the leftover prime rib is?

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Garlic Crusted Prime Rib”

  1. This is an awesome recipe! My husband ranted and raved
    Christmas eve. He wanted to know when we were having it again. I
    told him as soon as it goes on sale again.

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