-- Prepare rib roast and begin first bake time - 1 3/4 hours
-- Remove roast and add coating; continue baking - 15 minutes
-- About 45 minutes before serving, prepare potatoes; complete roast and serve - 20 minutes
Herb-Crusted Rib Roast
1 standing rib roast (4-5 lb)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, coarsley chopped
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Season roast on all sides with salt, pepper, and garlic (wash hands). Place roast on rack in medium-size roasting pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours.
2. Chop parsley. Combine with bread crumbs and rosemary.
3. Remove roast from oven. Coat roast with mustard and then bread crumb mixture. Bake 1 more hour or until roast is 145°F (medium-rare) up to 170°F (well-done). Use a meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness. Transfer roast to cutting board; let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve.
3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat 2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Peel potatoes and slice thinly. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water and cover; microwave on HIGH 7-10 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
2. Place half-and-half in medium saucepan; heat on medium 5-7 minutes or until warmed. Whisk in cheese, salt, garlic, mustard, and pepper; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until cheese melts.
3. Remove from heat; stir potatoes into cheese sauce. Pour mixture into baking dish; top with Parmesan cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce bubbles around edge. Serve.
-- Complete your meal with green peas, dinner rolls, and apple pie for dessert.
-- When cooking a roast, a meat thermometer is a valuable tool that can make the difference between a dinner disaster and a memorable meal.