All Snake River Farms roasts ship frozen to maintain optimal quality. Before cooking your roast, we recommend completely thawing it in the refrigerator. A completely frozen roast can take several days to thaw, so plan ahead.
Reduce the Chill
Remove the prime rib from the fridge one to two hours before it is scheduled to go in the oven. Allow it to come to room temperature. This will help the roast cook evenly.
Salt the Night Before
A tip used by many restaurants is to liberally season a roast on all sides the night before it is scheduled to cook. Leave the roast uncovered in the fridge overnight. The roast may appear dried out, but it will actually increase the moisture in the prime rib when finished. The dry exterior produces an outside crust that adds texture and flavor.
Rest your prime rib for 20 to 30 minutes after it’s pulled from the oven. This allows time for the temperature to rise and equalize throughout the roast. The resting time allows the natural juices to be reabsorbed instead of running out onto your cutting board.