Enjoy This Recipe Courtesy of Chef Les Kincaid
Standing Rib Roast of Beef
1 oven-ready rib roast of beef, approximately 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 pounds,
4 or 5 bones
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper
3 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
3 tablespoons dry thyme
3 tablespoons dry rosemary
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Brush the meat with the vodka and olive oil. Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning paste uniformly over the meat. Place the meat, bone side down, in a roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes.
At the end of 20 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue cooking for 1 1/2 to 2 hours for medium rare or until a thermometer inserted near the center of the roast reads 130 degrees. While the beef is cooking, periodically, CAREFULLY pour off the fat that has accumulated in the roasting pan into a heatproof container.
Remove the roast from the oven and allow standing for 20 minutes before carving.
After the roast has rested for 20 minutes, transfer it to a large cutting board, being careful not to burn yourself. Lay the roast bone side down on the cutting board. Insert a sharp knife between the meat and the rib bones, separating the meat from the ribs in one large piece to slice the beef into boneless slices or simply carve into rib portions, each with a bone attached. Carve the boneless meat into 1/2-inch thick slices.
Yield: 5 to 8 portions