Garlic Herb Prime Rib


  • 6 pounds (3 kg) standing rib roast (4 bone rib roast)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, (or olive oil)
  • 6-8 large cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Thyme, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 450˚F for at least 30 minutes while the prime rib comes to room temperature.
  2. Mix together the butter, garlic, herbs, salt and the pepper together in a small bowl until combined.
  3. Place the roast in a cast iron skillet or roasting pan bone-side down. The bones create a natural roasting rack for the meat. Pour the garlic herb butter mixture over the meat, rubbing it into the flesh to coat it well and evenly.
  4. Season with a little extra salt and pepper for added flavour.
  5. Cook the roast for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Cover with foil and continue to cook the roast to your preference of doneness (until your meat thermometer reads 110°F).
  6. Once cooked to your liking, allow to rest for 20 minutes. The roast will continue to cook as the juices inside settle, raising the internal temperature to 130°F for a perfect medium-rare prime rib.