Calling out all the meat lovers out there! If you are just as passionate about steaks as I am, then this is definitely for you. Prime rib steaks are probably the easiest to cook in your kitchen; at the same time, they’re also so easy to mess up. When you know how to cook prime rib steaks like a pro, you will not only impress your friends and family, you will also give yourself a pat on the back every single time.
You are about to embark a gastronomical journey so better get ready. With these cooking hacks, you can now cook steaks on your stove top and finish it in the oven in a breeze. Because that is what we all love: no fuss, straightforward cooking.
Start with the Seasoning: How to Season Your Prime Rib Steaks
Rib steaks are usually cut from a large part of prime rib roast. Now, if you remove the bone, you will easy have a generous piece of rib-eye. And since this thick cut of meat has a beautiful meat to fat ratio, it is almost always a guarantee that you will get juicy and really flavorful steaks each time.
Again a cut of prime rib is packed with intense meaty flavors, to begin with, so it doesn’t take a lot to season it. All you need is a few pinches of salt, pepper and smoked paprika. If you are more adventurous, smother the steak with Dijon or whole grain mustard and season with thyme or your choice of herbs.
Let’s Get Cooking! Steps on How to Cook Prime Rib Steaks
Step 1. Do the Prep Work
First things first, remove the prime rib steak from the fridge at least half an hour before you cook it. This is important because the steak needs to always be at room temperature for it to cook evenly. Remember, pat the steak with a paper towel. This will remove any excess moisture in the meat. Once done, it’s time to season your meat.
Step 2. Preheat the Oven and Get the Fire Going
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. The steak needs to also be cooked and seared on high heat, so you need a good cookware for glass top stoves for this task. Choose your favorite cast iron pan or skillet – that will certainly do the job! Wait until the pan is smoking hot before adding a bit of oil and allow it to heat up. Place the steak in the middle of the pan. Brown the steak on both sides to seal in its flavors. Do not be scared to pat the steak lightly with your spatula to help it brown evenly.
Step 3. Broil and Cook to Perfection
Done with step 2? Next, place the steak in your preheated oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F. if you are going for a medium-rare cook. USDA approved temperature for cooking steaks in the oven is at 145 degrees F. This gives you a medium-well cook.
Step 4. Rest the Meat
Always let the meat rest for about 5 minutes. This will help the meat re-absorb the moisture and juices that would have bled out after cooking. If you cut it too soon, you will end up with a tough and dry piece of steak.
3 Commandments of The Perfect Prime Rib
Part of our how to cook prime rib session is knowing the 3 important commandments of our favorite cut of meat. These will definitely help you make sure that you will always have the best quality of steak all the time.
1st Commandment: The perfect steak must always have a dark brown crust. The perfect steak must always have a dark brown crust. Just the way we like it: crisp, salty, crusty and crackly.
2nd Commandment: The best prime rib has gorgeous gradient layers. Starting with the deep, rich brown crust or exterior that slowly and evenly blends towards a pinkish center. When you cut it in the middle, the meat must not have any overcooked meat-ring.
3rd Commandment: The perfect prime rib steak is always juicy. Remember to let it rest and you will never go wrong.
Now that you know how to cook prime rib steaks to perfection, there is no reason for you to go out to satisfy your cravings. Follow these simple steps and keep the commandments in mind and you will and can never go wrong.