A good meal, enjoyed with friends and family, can help to cure any ailment. One of the most important steps when it comes to creating a great meal is ensuring that you have the right recipe. There are several prime-rib-based recipes that can create a great meal, one of them being prime rib au jus. Prime rib au jus, also known as a standing rib roast, is an elaborate meal that, if made properly, can take up to three hours to prepare. This article will walk you through the steps to prepare the perfect au jus sauce for your prime rib dinner.
An important first step, when it comes to the preparation of au jus, is to be sure you have the best ingredients. It is also important to note that every item in the ingredient list plays a different, yet important, role in enhancing the overall taste, flavor, and appearance of the meal.
Of course, this process begins with the cut of meat. In order to make the best prime rib, it’s best to head to your local butcher and order a bone-in standing rib roast. This is the proper name for this cut of meat and getting it at the butcher will ensure the best quality cut possible.
- Rib Roast
- 4 cloves garlic
- Worcestershire sauce
- Mustard (spicy brown)
- Marinade (garlic)
- Red wine
- Beef broth (one cup)
Prepare the Rib Roast
First, you should ensure that the oven is at the right temperature before you begin cooking. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for this recipe. Next, make a few one-inch incisions in your rib roast to accept the garlic gloves. Insert the cloves of garlic inside the incisions. This step will infuse a delicious flavor into the meat.
After you have inserted the cloves of garlic, it is now time to introduce some mustard. Apply mustard so that it completely covers the roast. To apply the mustard properly, the best utensil to use is a pastry brush that is specifically designed for this purpose. For added decadence, add a few pats of butter to the roast.
After covering the meat with mustard, you need to introduce some peppercorn. The peppercorn should be applied by sprinkling it over the meat but being sure to cover every portion. You should ensure that the peppercorn is applied uniformly to enable the pepper flavor to transfer into all sections of the meat. In addition to peppercorn, you should also apply additional garlic in the same manner. Use your garlic marinade and spread it over the roast.
Cook the Rib Roast
After the preparation stage, you can then delve into the cooking stage. The best approach when it comes to preparing delicious au jus is first to cook it on high heat in a pan to sear the outside and seal in the juices. Brown all of the sides in a frying pan. This should only take 5 – 7 minutes. Next, place the roast in the oven that you preheated and let it cook until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 130 degrees. This should take approximately 15 minutes of cooking time per pound of prime rib.
Prepare the Au Jus
To prepare the au jus, you will need first to set your burner to medium-low. Remove the meat from the oven and place your pan on the burner. Add any liquid along with the red wine and stir while scraping the small particles from the pan to enhance the texture and feel of the sauce. Introduce the broth into the mixture and slightly reduce the temperature of your burner, allowing the meal to cook for a few minutes. The au jus sauce will be ready after just a few minutes, and you can serve it as a delicious complement to your prime rib.