Grilling Prime Rib - Prime Rib Recipes

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What's better for a big holiday dinner bash, a special celebration, or
big birthday dinner? Prime rib is always a favorite, and grilling prime
rib is one way to make sure your roast is succulent, juicy, full of
flavor and mouthwatering. It also opens up your kitchen oven for all the
side dishes that are so traditional with a big holiday meal!
Getting the Prime Rib Ready for Grilling
Defrost the prime rib, if necessary. You can have your butcher cut off
the bones and then retie them onto the roast for cooking, if you'd like.
The roast is easier to slice this way after it's grilled. However, don't
get rid of the bones! Tying them to the roast will spread the richness
and flavor from the bones throughout the roast, and they can help protect
it from overcooking, too. Without the bones, your roast can dry out, and
no one likes a dry prime rib!
Next prepare your favorite rub or spice seasoning. Rub the seasonings on
every side of the roast, (including the bones), wrap in plastic wrap, and
place the roast in the refrigerator overnight. This will help the spices
to flavor the roast.
Grilling the Prime Rib
Low and slow is the way to make sure your prime rib is done to perfection
and is still juicy, tender, and oh so mouthwatering. That means to allow
at least 20 minutes per pound for your roast on the grill, and more if
you like it medium to well-done. Each grill is different, and each grill
heats differently, so you need to experiment with your particular grill
to find out where it's the hottest and coolest, and how high the heat
actually gets.
Don't rely on the built-in thermometer in your grill's lid, they are
notoriously wrong. Invest in a good meat thermometer, and know the
internal temperature of your roast when it should be done (more on that
later).
To get great results, first, take your roast out of the refrigerator to
warm up at least an hour before you plan to start cooking. Never put meat
directly from the refrigerator onto the grill! The cold will seize up the
meat, make it tougher and less juicy, and will rapidly bring down the
temperature of your grill, too.
Next, heat up your grill on high for at least 15 minutes, or until it's
as hot as you can get it. Turn down the heat to about 200 to 225 degrees,
and put the roast on the grill. Close the lid, and don't open it except
to check the temperature of the roast periodically.
Grill the roast until it reaches the desired temperature (see below).
Remove the roast from the grill and allow to rest at least 10 minutes
before carving and serving.
Roast Temperatures
For rare prime rib heat until the internal temperature is about 130 to
135 degrees.
For medium prime rib heat until the internal temperature is about 145
degrees.
For medium-well heat until the internal temperature is about 150 degrees.
Even at medium-well, the end cuts should be well done, so you'll have
well and medium well for those who want it.
Gas or Charcoal Grill
When grilling prime rib, you need a steady temperature. If you can keep
your charcoal temperature steady, by adding more charcoal throughout the
hours of cooking, then use a charcoal grill. However, gas grills maintain
a more constant temperature throughout cooking, so if you're worried
about losing your temp, and ruining your prime rib, try grilling prime
rib on a gas grill for the best results.
Wendy Pan is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn
more about grilling prime rib, please visit Cooking A Prime Rib for
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