Herb-Crusted Prime Rib

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 servings

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Ingredients

•1 large shallot, coarsely chopped
•6 garlic cloves, quartered
•3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
•2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
•2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
•2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•3 teaspoons pepper
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 pounds)

AU JUS:

•1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
•1 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
•1 teaspoon butter
•1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

•Place the first six ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil, pepper and salt; cover and process until blended. Rub over roast. Place on a rack in a large roasting pan.
• Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
• Remove roast to a serving platter and keep warm; let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
• Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth and wine to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and salt. Slice roast; serve with au jus. Yield: 8 servings.

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