Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Marinated Prime Rib

This is a great meal for Valentine's Day. (Prime rib is usually on sale right now.) I serve it with potatoes, spinach salad, and rolls with strawberry soup for the appetizer. (One word of caution: you need to start marinating it the day before you plan to cook it...the flavor is much better if you do this!)

 3/4 C red cooking wine or dry red wine
 1/2 C chopped onion
 1/4 C water
 1/4 C lemon juice
 1 T Worcestershire sauce
 1/2 t dried rosemary, crushed
 1/2 t dried marjoram, crushed
 4 t garlic salt
 4-6 lb beef rib roast (prime rib)

1. For marinade, stir together wine, onion, water, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, marjoram, and garlic salt.
2. Place meat in a plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over meat. Close bag.
3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours, turning occasionally.
4. Drain meat. Discard marinade. Place meat, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer without touching bone.
5. Roast in a 325 degree oven till the thermometer registers 140 degrees for medium rare (2 to 2 3/4 hours), 155 degrees for medium (2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hours). Cover roast with foil.
6. Let stand for 15 minutes; carve. (The meat’s temperature will rise 5 degrees during standing.)


JT & Lizzie Davis said...

Looks like a delicious and romantic valentines meal!