How to Perfectly Cook a Prime Rib Recipe _ Chef Jean-Pierre Prime Rib is one of the most delicious and impressive pieces of meat you can cook. Especially when using the right Prime Rib Recipe! Perfect for holiday gatherings or special occasions.

Prime Rib is a large cut of beef that comes from the rib section of the animal. It’s well-marbled with fat, which makes it extremely flavorful and juicy.

Prime Rib recipes usually call for it to be roasted in an oven, but it can also be grilled or smoked. When cooked properly, Prime Rib is tender and juicy with a crispy outer crust. If you’re new to cooking Prime Rib, don’t worry – I’m going to show you how to prepare the perfect Prime Rib recipe.

But first, you’ll need to choose the right cut of meat.

Prime Rib comes in two types: Prime and Choice

When purchasing a Prime Rib, you may be given the option of choosing between Prime and Choice. Prime is a little harder to find, so you may only have the option of Choice. But not to worry, either one is a great piece of meat. Just be sure to choose a cut that is well-marbled with fat. This will ensure the meat is juicy and flavorful.

But what is the difference? Prime beef is considered to be the highest quality, with well-marbled meat that is tender and juicy. Choice beef is also of good quality, but it has slightly less marbling than Prime. Prime beef will typically cost more than Choice, but it may be worth the investment if you are looking for an especially tender and flavorful roast.

However, when making the decision of either Prime or Choice it’s also important to know how much you should buy. The rule of thumb is 1 pound per person for bone-in Prime Rib and 1/2 – 3/4 pounds per person for boneless Prime Rib. This will ensure that there’s enough for everyone to enjoy seconds (or thirds!)

And of course, leftovers are always a bonus. So, when in doubt, err on the side of buying too much rather than too little. After all, Prime Rib is just as good, if not better the next day. Just be sure to have plenty of horseradish cream on hand to complete the perfect meal!


Five side dishes that are delicious with Prime Rib:

  1. Asparagus Tips
  2. Buttered Green Beans
  3. Potatoes Au Gratin
  4. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  5. Stuffed Onion – Using a Sweet Vidalia Onion


What wines should you serve with Prime rib?

Prime rib is a classic and it pairs well with a variety of wines. For a traditional pairing, try serving it with a rich red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. These wines have bold flavors that can stand up to the rich, succulent flavor of the meat, and pair nicely.

If you prefer white wine, try pairing it with a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are creamy and full-bodied, and they can help to accentuate the taste of your roast.

Of course, if you are serving Prime Rib on a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with pairing it with sparkling wine or Champagne. This is also a good pairing if you’re serving it for brunch. The bubbles in these wines will help to cut through the richness of the meat.

Whatever wine you choose, be sure to serve it at the proper temperature. Red wine should be served at room temperature, while white wine should be chilled. By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your Prime Rib dinner is a truly memorable occasion.


So, what can you do with Prime Rib leftovers?

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, there are a number of things you can do to make the most of them. You are only limited by your imagination!

First, try slicing the meat thinly and using it in a sandwich. The rich flavor of the meat pairs well with a variety of toppings, from sharp cheddar cheese to creamy horseradish sauce. Not only is this an awesome sandwich on its own, but you can take it to the next level by grilling the sandwich. You can’t beat a grilled cheese sandwich with sliced Prime Rib.

Alternatively, you could dice the roast and use it as a topping for a savory omelet. Another great way to enjoy the leftovers is to cube the meat and use it in a hearty chili. And of course, you can also top your favorite salad with sliced Prime Rib. Yum!

The possibilities are endless!


What is the best way to store Prime Rib leftovers?

So, you’ve cooked your roast and now you’re faced with the question of how to store the leftovers. Here are a few tips for storing Prime Rib leftovers so they stay fresh and delicious so you can continue to enjoy them for days to come!

First, slice the meat into thin strips or small chunks. This will help to keep the juices locked in, and help it to reheat evenly, making for tastier leftovers. Once you’ve carved off the slices you want, place the meat in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.

If you want to freeze it, wrap it tightly in freezer-safe paper or plastic. Again, be sure to label the package with the date. When you’re ready to enjoy the Prime Rib again, simply thaw it in the refrigerator

When you’re ready to reheat, simply remove the wrappings and place the Prime Rib on a baking sheet. Then, cover loosely with foil and heat at a low temperature until warmed through. And then enjoy!

So, let’s go to this perfect Prime Rib recipe!


Perfect Prime Rib

Perfect Prime Rib Recipe For A Perfect Prime Rib!

Follow my Prime Rib recipe and your friends and family will be impressed with your culinary skills - and they'll absolutely love this delicious piece of meat.
Now, I know what you're thinking - how do I cook prime rib perfectly? Well, then let’s get to it! I'm here to share my secret recipe with you all - the only real way to cook a Prime Rib.
While it may seem like a complicated roast to cook, Prime Rib is actually quite simple to prepare. Just follow the few simple steps below and you'll be enjoying perfectly cooked Prime Rib in no time!
So, let’s get cooking!
4.28 from 168 votes

Recipe Video


  • The Chef used a Choice 7 pounds Bone in, 3 bones, if you can find Prime that would be more delicious
  • 2 to 3 ounces of Clarified Butter or Butter Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Herb De Provence of your favorite Dried Herb Blend
  • 2 to 3 ounces Sweet Butter to use to finish the cooking


  • Salt and pepper the roast generously all over and place it on a rack on a cookie sheet in the fridge not covered for a few hours or as much as 48 to 72 hours.

When ready to cook Preheat Oven to 250ºF / 120ºC

  • Brush the Roast with Clarified Butter or Butter Olive Oil and rub some Herbs de Provence.
    Place on top of a rack on a cookie sheet.  If you do not have a rack or a cookie sheet, add celery, carrot onion in the bottom of a roasting pan and bake the prime rib that way.
  • It took the Chef 3 ½ hours to cook the Roast to Rare to Medium Rare 120F/49C
  • Remove Roast from Oven and tent loosely with aluminum foil. Place in a warm spot in the kitchen and allow to rest for at least 45 minutes and up to 90 minutes. Meanwhile, Preheat Oven to highest possible temperature setting, 500 to 550°F / (260 to 288°C).
  • Cover the Roast with Butter (like the Chef did in the video)
  • Reheat the Roast for 10 to 15 minutes MAX.
  • At this point you do not need to let it rest before cutting it.
Chef Jean-Pierre

Join the Chef Jean-Pierre community!

Get his Best Recipes and Product Offers Delivered Right to Your Inbox!


Top of Form

Sign Up Today!

Bottom of Form

By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from

Thank You! You have been successfully subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest