Snake River Farms Perfect Prime Rib

Snake River Farms Perfect Prime Rib
Following these easy steps before you begin cooking will make for a juicier, more flavorful prime rib.




If the roast is frozen, put it in the fridge at least four days before you plan on cooking it. It will defrost naturally in cool temperatures over that time, which is ideal. If you don’t have that kind of time, place the sealed roast in cool water to hasten the process.

Salt the roast on all sides the night before you plan to cook it. Leave it uncovered in your fridge overnight. This will look like it has dried out the roast, but it will actually increase the moisture in the prime rib when finished.

Remove the prime rib from fridge two hours before it is scheduled to go in the oven; allow it to come to room temperature. This will help the roast cook evenly.

Season the outside of your roast, using a pre-made rub, mix your own spices or just use salt and pepper. No matter what you use, sprinkle the seasonings generously.

Set the EGG for indirect cooking with convEGGtor at 300°F/150°C.

Place the prime rib in the center of the EGG, fat side up. Cook for roughly 15-20 minutes per pound, removing the roast from the EGG when internal temperature reaches 110°F/43°C for rare, 120°F/49°C for medium rare and 130°F/55°C degrees for medium.

Let the roast rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime, remove your convEGGtor and setup your EGG for direct cooking at 500°F/260°C. Place the roast over direct heat for 90 seconds or until a crust forms on the outside of the roast.

Remove from heat, slice against the grain of the meat and serve immediately.

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9 thoughts on “Snake River Farms Perfect Prime Rib

  1. This recipe was great. “Perfect” doesn’t describe the end results. Best prime rib I’ve ever had…even beating out the high price resturatants.

    I followed the directions and kept it simple with just using a generous amount of salt and pepper (no rub) before placing it in the egg. The salt was in addition to the Kosher Salt generously applied the day before while it sat in the refrigerator.

    Cooked a little over 9 lbs of prime rib and for med-rare it took right at 2 1/2 hours.

    If you want to be a Master Chief to your family and friends you need to try this

  2. Are the finish temperatures correct in this recipe? 110 F Degrees for rare and 120 F for medium rare seems a bit low don’t they? Most recipes I’ve seen say 140 F is rare and that is the perfect temp to pull it off the grill if you are shooting for medium rare.(145F to 150F). This is confusing for people trying to cook this kind of roast for the first time.

    1. When you rest it the meat will continue to cook, I normally cover mine with foil and you will get the perfect medium rare

    2. That’s the temperature you want to pull the roast off the heat, letting it rest, it will rise in temp as the center absorbs the heat from the outer portions of meat. Trust us, it will continue to cook and raise to 135….perfect medium rare.

  3. I agree with all the suggestions, except, leaving it uncovered in the fridge overnight. It will tend to absorb all the unwanted odors from everything inside the fridge. JG

  4. I tried this “reverse searing” the last time I cooked Prime Rib. It’s truly wonderful.
    Strange that salting overnight uncovered with this recipe does not dry it out?
    I have just found this recipe so trying that today although it will only be salted for 6 hours.

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