Herb-Roasted Prime Rib and Potatoes
This luxurious roast makes the perfect centerpiece for a special-occasion feast.
Why This Recipe Works
For an expensive cut of meat like prime rib that’s prepared only once a year, we wanted to make sure we used the right method to prepare it perfectly. Cooking the prime rib in a hot oven helped create a browned crust, which lent flavor and helped keep the juices inside the meat in our Herb-Roasted Prime Rib and Potatoes recipe. Allowing the prime rib to rest after cooking and before carving redistributed the juices in the meat evenly. Salt and pepper were the only seasonings we used for the potatoes—they picked up all the flavor they needed from the beef fat left at the bottom of the roasting pan.