Dennis’ Prime Rib

Nothing quite says “Sunday Dinner” like roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding, and a rib of beef certainly crowns the list. Allow a pound per person on the bone, and if you are getting a smaller piece, ask for it from the loin end, which doesn’t have the loonie – sized eye of fat in the centre.

1 rib roast, 10-12 lb

1 head garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 tbsp grainy mustard
coarse salt and pepper
1 tbsp each chopped rosemary and thyme
1/4 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F

Using a mortar and pestle, mash garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, and herbs into a coarse paste.
Add olive oil and mix until well combined.
Rub mixture liberally over the entire outside of the roast
Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan and put into the preheated oven.
Roast for 1 hour, then reduce heat to 350 F
Cook until the center of the roast registers 125 F on a meat thermometer (for a nice pink, usually another hour)
Remove from oven and allow to rest a half hour before carving.