I’ve said before, anything from the rib area of a beef cow is my favorite. Rib-eye steak, rib roast, rib-eye roast are all just fantastic, if I was a song writer I would write love songs about rib-eye steaks. It is food like this that makes paleolithic style eating so easy.
These cuts are more expensive, so you’ll generally save them for special occasions. The great part about rib cuts is that to cook beautifully. They are so tender and delicious, you can almost guarantee that the meat will be perfect.
I’ve posted my rib-eye steak and rotisserie rib roast recipe before, but this is the first time I’ve made the roast in the oven. My recipe was inspired by Richard “the meat master” Nikoley’s prime rib recipe.
Preparing the Roast
As I’ve already said this is a very flavorful piece of meat and doesn’t require much seasoning. For this recipe I used a 4 pound boneless rib eye roast.
Season the roast with about 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. On top of the roast sprinkle 2 diced cloves of garlic. Place the roast in your baking pan. I used my broiler pan with the roasting rack.
Let the roast sit at room temperature about one hour.
Roasting the Roast
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the roast in the oven on the middle rack and cook at 450 for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 200 degrees (do not open the oven door). Let cook for one hour and 15 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the roast, it is done (rare) when it is 115 degrees, for medium-rare let it get up to 120 or 125 degrees. If the roast has not reached 115, continue cooking and check the temperature every 15 minutes. Remove the roast when it has reached the desired temperature.
Let the roast rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
Slice this tasty roast up, for people who prefer the roast more done cut their serving from the ends. The middle will be perfectly rare. I don’t put anything on this cut of beef, but my kids like to use steak sauce. The great part about a paleo diet is that you know this is health food, every perfect bite is just what your body needs.