How to Cook a Mouth-watering Prime Rib Roast (Wagyu or Otherwise!)

There’s nothing quite like a delicious prime rib roast, cooked to perfection! Get it wrong, though, and you risk serving tough, leathery beef. This is bad enough when it’s regular, run of the mill roast, but when it’s Wagyu beef? That’s a tragedy. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out, with this recipe that’s sure to produce mouth-watering prime rib roast, whether or not you’re serving Wagyu beef.

  • First, make sure the roast is thawed. Don’t try to rush this process. Defrost your roast in the refrigerator and expect it to take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.
  • Tie your roast with kitchen twine. Once you’ve got your roast all the way thawed, you’ll need to tie it if it’s not pre-tied. This step allows the roast to hold its shape when you cook it. Loop kitchen twine around the roast about every two inches, and finish with one more loop lengthwise. No need for excess twine, the roast just needs to be secure while it’s cooking.
  • Once it’s thawed and tied, it’s time for the rub. Mix together your rub ingredients, liberally season the roast on all sides, and slather it with a stick of softened butter to help it develop a crispy, flavorful crust as it cooks. Then pop the roast back into the refrigerator and let it absorb the rub for about 24 hours. What should be in your rub? We like a simple rub that contains:
    • ¼ cup kosher salt
    • 2 tablespoons cracked peppercorn medley, made of whole green, red, and black peppercorns you grind when you’re ready to make the rub
    • 2 slightly chopped sprigs of fresh rosemary leaves
  • Bring your roast to room temperature. After the roast has had time to soak in the flavors of the rub, remove it from the refrigerator. It can take up to three hours, but it’s very important to bring it all the way down to room temperature before you cook it. While it’s adjusting, preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • Now it’s time to cook the roast. Place it on a roasting rack with the fat cap up, then place the rack into a pan. Roast it for five minutes per pound, and then turn the oven all the way off. The roast has been cooking at a high temperature, and now it’s time to give it a chance to slow cook. Leave it in the still-hot oven for two hours, taking care not to open the oven door at all during this time.
  • Let your roast rest. Once it’s cooked, let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then carve it and enjoy your mouth-watering roast!

If you need more recipes or you’ve got questions about American Wagyu Beef, the customer care team at Triple T Ranch would love to help! Located in south Alabama, our small, family-owned-and-operated ranch is a place where practicing proven husbandry techniques ensures the health and prosperity of the herd. Our cattle are healthy, happy, well cared-for, and registered through the American Wagyu Association. Browse our website to shop Wagyu beef  and order online, or contact us for more information, or call (251)333-2800 to talk to our friendly, helpful customer care team.