Smoked Prime Rib

Title: Smoked Prime Rib
  • Prime Rib - Any size - cook by the pound
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme,
  • A side mount smoker
  • A good cook
Directions :
  1. Unwrap the meat, wash it, pat it dry and put it in a roasting pan deep enough and wide enough to hold it without letting the meat touch the sides. Make sure the pan is one that will handle constant heat for long periods of time as well. I cook my prime rib in the same pan that I smoke the meat in.
  2. In my opinion, prime rib has a top and a bottom. The top part is where the fat is and the bottom part is where most of the meat is. In this step… turn the mean on it's top and sprinkle your ingredients on the bottom and both sides of the rib. Then turn it over and sprinkle it on the top. By doing this, you will get the entire rib seasoned, without any of it getting rubbed off by touch. Cover the whole thing with tin foil.
  3. Let the meat stand for an hour or two on the counter. This will allow the seasoning to soak in the flavors, and allow the meat to get to room temperature.
  4. Calculate when you want the rib to be ready, figuring 1 hour per lb if you're smoking it at 225. Start the charcoal about 45 minutes before you plan on putting it in the smoker so you can give it a chance to heat up the smoker.
  5. Remove the tin foil and put the prime rib, still in the roasting pan, on the top level of the smoker and close the lid. Throw some waterlogged mesquite, applewood, whatever you like… on top of the coals.
  6. Depending on how comfortable you are with the constant heat of your smoker…set your timer to remind you to check the heat. I'm pretty comfortable with mine, so once an hour is plenty. In my case, I'm checking to make sure the heat hasn't dropped. If it has… I add more charcoal/wood/whatever I'm smoking with. If it gets too hot… I close off some of the vents.
  7. About an hour and a half before the whole thing is done… you can add vegetables to the roasting pan. Just throw them in on the pan. It'll be ok. While you're at it, throw some more wood chunks on the fire.
  8. When your prime rib has been cooking for an hour per pound, and you feel like it's ready… remove roasting pan from smoker. Place prime rib roast on carving board to rest for about 10 minutes. Place vegetables on serving dish and keep warm.
  9. Place roasting pan on on stove over a medium heat. Add red wine and water to deglaze pan. Stir well and loosen any pieces of meat and vegetables. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Carve prime rib roast and serve with vegetables and au jus.
  10. Enjoy
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