WOW. We are still talking about this unreal, delicious, lick-your-plate prime rib roast with thyme au jus (because that's EXACTLY what we did).
For our Christmas dinner, we thought - what can go wrong with a Bobby Flay recipe? Especially a meat recipe. This was most definitely restaurant quality, it's just too bad the price came with it (prime rib roast is not cheap). So, this will be a one or two-time-a-year meal. In fact, we agreed this IS our annual Christmas dinner roast recipe.
Prime Rib Roast with Thyme Au Jus (Bobby Flay)
1 bone-in prime rib (6 to 7 pounds)
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
2 cups red wine
4 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- Thirty minutes before roasting the prime rib, remove from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Make small slits all over the prime rib and fill each slit with a slice of the garlic. Season liberally with the salt and coarse pepper, place on a rack set inside a roasting pan and roast for about 2 hours until medium-rare, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 135 degrees F (we cooked it until medium, about 140 degrees). Remove the meat to a platter, and tent with foil to keep warm.
- Place the roasting pan on top of the stove over 2 burners set on high heat. Add the wine to the pan drippings in the pan and cook over high heat until reduced, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the stock and cook until reduced by half. Whisk in the thyme and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Slice meat as desired and serve with thyme au jus.