May 14, 2015, 12:00:00 AM CDT Jun 26, 2023, 10:34:23 AM CDT

Food allergy-friendly recipe: Herbed prime rib roast

Sliced prime rib on a cutting board Sliced prime rib on a cutting board

Research shows that 1 in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Navigating food allergies may seem difficult – especially around the holidays – but with a little planning, you can have a delicious, allergy-free meal for the entire family to enjoy.

The following recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Enjoy with our other recipes for a food allergy-friendly holiday meal.

Allergy-free herbed prime rib roast

Serves 6-8; Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsps chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 Tbsps chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsps expelled-pressed canola oil
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3-rib bone-in standing rib roast (about 5 lbs.), trimmed off excess, but not all, fat
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. In a food processor, pulse garlic until chopped.
  2. Add rosemary, thyme, oil, salt and pepper and pulse until you have a chunky paste.
  3. Rub the roast all over with the paste and place bone-side down in a roasting pan.
  4. Roast in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and continue roasting about 1 hour longer.
  6. Use a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the roast (not touching bone) to check the temperature in several spots and continue roasting meat, checking temperature every 5 or 10 minutes, until about 10 degrees shy of your preferred level of doneness. The meat will continue cooking while it rests after being removed from the oven and the temperature will rise another 5 or 10 degrees. Target temperatures are 130 to 135°F for medium rare and 135 to 145°F for medium.
  7. Transfer roast to a cutting board, bone-side down, and let stand 25 minutes before carving. Meanwhile, carefully spoon off and discard fat from dark juices in roasting pan.
  8. Use oven mitts to place pan over medium-high heat and add broth. Simmer, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of pan, until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
  9. Carve the roast by running a long, sharp knife between the rib bones and meat to separate them.
  10. Slice meat into portions, arrange on a platter with the bones (there’s meat left on the bones and some people may want one) and spoon hot pan juices over the top.

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