Perfect holiday prime rib recipe for a special treat on Christmas Day.
If you want the roast slightly more well done, you can let it go to 135° – but the roast will end up 5 degrees hotter from the residual heat when resting, so do not go more than 135° for a perfect roast.
Tying Up Prime Rib Roast: It is important to tie the prime rib before roasting. If left untied, the outer layer of meat will pull away from the rib-eye muscle and overcook. To prevent this problem, tie the roast at both ends, running the cooking twine parallel to the bone.
If you purchase the Safeway Signature Cut ribeye roast, the butchers will tie your rib roast for you so you don't have to do this step.
The roasted vegetables can be eaten with the roast (so good), or you can use them to make homemade beef stock. They are included to flavor the cooking liquids which make a fantastic au jus or gravy.