Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast
Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast. Sabrina S. Baksh
  • 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: serves 6
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A delicious and convenient way to prepare a prime rib roast using your rotisserie unit. This recipe calls for a flavorful herb rub that adds a nice crust to the roast as it cooks. This dish is perfect for the Holidays and special occasions.

What You'll Need

  • 1 4-5 pounds bone-in rib roast
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 drip pan (a disposable aluminum pan works well)

How to Make It

1. Place prime rib roast onto a large cutting board. Combine seasoning ingredients and slather all over roast. Make sure it is well coated.

2. Prepare grill for rotisserie cooking following the instructions in the grill manual. Place the rib roast bone side down (if you are using a boneless rib roast just place it on its side). Lift the roast from the ends and rotate it to find its approximate center.

Using a long, thin blade knife cut through the center end to end. Run the rotisserie skewer through the hole and loosely secure with the rotisserie forks. Place roast on grill and adjust to center. Tighten forks. Remove from grill and preheat to a high temperature. Place an aluminum drip pan under the space where the roast will sit.  Add about a cup of water to the drip pan if you intend to make gravy with the rendered juices.

3. Using heat resistant gloves return roast to grill. Leave grill on high for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to medium low. Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees (140 degrees for medium done). Remove from grill and rotisserie rod, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 15-20  minutes. Carve and place onto a platter. Serve.

4. The total cooking time should between 3 to 4 hours depending upon the grill. It is important to monitor the internal temperature, however. Make sure, when testing the temperature to stop the rotisserie motor and check in a place near the center of the roast but away from the rotisserie rod which will be very hot.