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Prime Rib for Two


Yes, you can have prime rib for only two people. All you have to do is ask the butcher for one rib! Make sure it's well chilled and let it stand for at least five minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 rib of prime beef roast (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the rib with olive oil. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rib; cook on one side until it is browned and releases easily, about 2-3 minutes. Turn and cook until browned on the second side, about 2 minutes longer.

While the rib is searing, mash the garlic with salt and pepper to form a paste. When the rib is browned, using a knife spread the garlic paste over the meat. Place in a small roasting pan.

Roast for 30-35 minutes until the internal temperature registers 145 degrees F for medium, and 155 degrees F for well done. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes, then slice to serve.

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