1 (4 pound) prime rib roast
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
kosher salt to taste
Directions Instructions Checklist
Step 1 :
Place prime rib roast on a plate and bring to room temperature, 2 to 4 hours.
Step 2 :
Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
Step 3 :
Combine butter, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a bowl; mix until well blended. Spread butter mixture evenly over entire roast. Season roast generously with kosher salt.
Step 4 :
Roast the 4-pound roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. (If your roast is larger or smaller than 4 pounds, see footnote to calculate cooking time.)
Step 5 :
Turn oven off and, leaving the roast in the oven with the door closed, let the roast sit in the oven for 2 hours.
Step 6 :
Remove roast from the oven, slice, and serve.