A prime rib roast makes for a great celebratory meal, but they aren't cheap. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the nicest cut for your money.
In this video from the ChefSteps YouTube channel, chef Grant Crilly explains what makes for the perfect cut of prime rib. Here's what you should ask for at your local butcher shop:
- Ask for a three-bone rib roast.
- Ask for the chuck end, not the loin end.
- Ask for it to be bone-in.
- Ask for them to French it if you want it to look pretty.
A cut of prime rib that meets that criteria will be flavorful, tender, and make for a fantastic meal. Best of all, most butchers won't charge you extra when you ask for that stuff — especially if you know how to speak their language. If you're not sure how you want to prepare your prime rib, Crilly also demonstrates in the video how to cook one sous vide style.
Holiday Perfection: A Prime Rib Primer [YouTube]