Garlic-Butter Rib Roast

Prime Rib

Indulge in the wonderful and flavorful goodness of this rib roast.  The secret is a delicious compound butter that combines shallots, garlic, anchovies, and herbs. Drizzle half of this flavorful mixture over the roast just before it goes into the oven to give it a mouthwatering flavor. The other half is expertly coiled into a log, perfectly cold, and then cut into medallions. The buttery medallions provide a wonderful crunch to every tender beef cut, making for an unforgettable dining experience.


  • 2 medium garlic heads (about 2 ounces each), cloves peeled
  • 1 large (2 ounce) shallot, roughly chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for serving
  • 5 anchovy fillets (from 1 [2-ounce] can), drained
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
  • 4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups (1 pound) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (5-pound) boneless rib-eye roast, fat cap trimmed to 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 to 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Flaky sea salt, for serving


  1. Place garlic cloves in a food processor, and process until almost a paste, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add shallot, rosemary, thyme, chives, anchovies, 1 tablespoon of the salt, and 2 teaspoons of the pepper to food processor. Pulse until shallot is finely chopped, about 5 pulses. Add butter, and process until combined, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Transfer half of butter mixture to a sheet of parchment paper; gently roll and shape into a log; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. Let remaining butter mixture stand at room temperature up to 4 hours, or transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days; let come to room temperature before continuing.
  2. Season rib-eye roast evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon salt and 2 teaspoons black pepper. Using a spatula, spread butter mixture in bowl evenly over rib-eye roast, and transfer roast to a roasting pan fitted with a rack. Add 4 cups of the beef broth to roasting pan. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450°F. Roast rib roast in preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Without opening oven door, reduce oven temperature to 325°F, and continue roasting until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of roast registers 130°F, about 1 hour and 40 minutes to 2 hours, occasionally checking liquid level in the bottom of roasting pan, and adding remaining 2 cups broth as needed to maintain a depth of at least 1/4 inch. Transfer rib-eye roast to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pour juices from roasting pan through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan; discard solids. Bring to a simmer over low, skimming and discarding fat as it develops on the surface. Whisk together cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of simmering beef juices in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into juices in saucepan, and continue simmering, whisking constantly, until sauce is thickened and coats back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, and cover to keep warm.
  5. Slice rib-eye roast against the grain into 1- to 1 1/2-inch-thick slices, and arrange on plates. Top each slice evenly with gravy mixture, 1/2-inch-thick rounds of chilled reserved compound butter, thinly sliced chives, flaky sea salt, and 2 or 3 grinds of pepper; serve immediately.

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