Oven Roasted Boneless Rib Roast
In this recipe, we’re diving into the world of succulent, melt-in-your-mouth Oven Roasted Boneless Rib Roast. This classic dish is the epitome of indulgence and is sure to be the centerpiece of your next feast.
Our star of the show is a magnificent 7-pound boneless rib eye roast, promising tender perfection in every slice. To elevate its natural richness, we’ll generously season it with the timeless trio of salt, pepper, and a hint of aromatic garlic powder. Then, we’ll invite the vibrant freshness of thyme to dance on this beautiful canvas of flavors.
But before the magic truly begins, we’ll start by giving this magnificent roast a warm, rustic embrace. In a trusty cast iron skillet, we’ll carefully brown the roast on all sides, locking in those precious juices and setting the stage for a mouthwatering masterpiece.
Now, here comes the pièce de résistance: the gentle roasting in the oven. Set at a low and slow 200°F (93°C), the oven will work its magic, slowly coaxing the flavors to meld and the meat to become incredibly tender. This method ensures an even and controlled cook, ensuring that every bite is a symphony of succulence.
After the oven has worked its magic, our roast will need a well-deserved rest. A half-hour of resting time, during which the roast will relax and redistribute its juices, will result in a texture that’s incredibly juicy and incredibly delicious.
So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking to elevate your everyday dinner, our Oven Roasted Boneless Rib Roast is the answer. With its tender texture, flavorful seasoning, and that inviting aroma that fills your home, this roast will make a lasting impression on your taste buds and in the hearts of your loved ones.
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- 7 pound boneless rib eye roast
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
First, carefully and lightly shave off any hard fat from the fat cap and remove any surface silver skin. This is an optional step as most roasts will be cleaned up by the butcher. But if you do trim, leave at least 1/4 inch of fat cap on the top of the roast. Next, carefully slice a cross hatch pattern in the fat cap by only slicing the fat and not the meat.
Next generously apply kosher salt on all sides of the roast. Place the roast on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet to allow for airflow underneath the roast. Place this in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and up to 4 days. This will dry brine the roast adding flavor to the meat while also tenderizing it.
After 24 hours of dry brine, remove the rib roast from the refrigerator and truss the roast using butcher twine. This helps keep the meat in an even shape while cooking so that it will cook evenly. If your roast is mostly a uniform shape, you can make this an optional step.
Pre-heat a 12 inch cast iron skillet on medium heat until it reaches between 500 and 550 F. Using silicone or cotton with nitrile gloves, hold the roast into the skillet and brown each side for 2 – 4 minutes. Be aware of any smoke detectors nearby that may alert from the smoke of this step.
After searing the roast, apply garlic powder, black pepper, and finely diced fresh rosemary to all sides of the roast.
Place the roast on the same cooling rack and cookie sheet used for the dry brine, then put it on the middle rack of a 200 F preheated oven.
Roast in the oven until the temperature probe alerts on 125 F, or roughly 39 minutes per pound. Remove the roast from the oven and lightly tent it with aluminum foil. Allow the roast to rest for 30 minutes. During this time, carryover cooking will raise the temperature by around 10 degrees making the roast a perfect color on the inside. After resting, slice to serve and enjoy.
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