Today is National Prime Rib Day! Prime rib is a delicious cut of beef that is usually roasted and served as the main course of a meal. Real prime rib is graded USDA Prime, and can be quite difficult to obtain. Other grades of meat in the United States are Choice, Select, Cutter, and Canner. The best type of meat to use for prime rib is Prime, but Choice meat will work as well.
To cook your own prime rib, begin by removing the extra fat from the bottom of the roast. Combine 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup fresh rosemary, 1/2 cup fresh tarragon, 1/4 cup fresh thyme, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil. Coat the meat with the herb mixture and then cook at 325 degrees for about 2 1/2 hours (or until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees). Allow the prime rib to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Happy National Prime Rib Day!
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