Just had to share a story!
I had such great success with this recipe that I feel compelled to share a story:
I made this at my parents house last winter for New Years. We have always loved Prime Rib but have only had it out at steak houses and those extravagant Vegas style buffets. After studying the Rouxbe lesson I was determined to try it.
I went with my father to the local "bulk" style supermarket to get a high quality roast. While there I was looking through the cuts and explaining to my father what qualities to look for. Half way through the conversation a woman in her 30s came up to me and asked me if the roast she had picked was good! She explained that she was making it for a "romantic dinner" ... need i say more. I proceeded to help her pick a high quality cut appropriate for two. I was so pleased that Rouxbe made me, a 24 yo male, knowledgeable enough that a total stranger entrusted her special dinner to me!
After returning home my mother saw the price tag and said, "....I hope you know what your doing." I was confident and said we just had to follow the lesson. We seasoned and started the roast. Mom argued that the temperature was "far too low" and "it will never cook!". I simply said "Trust in the Great Rouxbe". She also stated that her oven is "slow". I countered "That is why the Great Rouxbe is having us use a meat thermometer." As the aroma of the roast began to develop her protests became fainter and both of my parents began circling the kitchen. Each time we checked the meat with the thermometer, the temperature was exactly that predicted by the lesson, the cooking times nearly verbatim. My mom simply said "How did they know?"
Finally we sat down for dinner. Words can't describe how delectable our Prime Rib came out. Only scattered phrases, "Oh my!", "Far better than Vegas", "You don't need a knife", "More!", were uttered. The meal concluded with full stomachs and the statement “I still can't believe it cooked.” We unanimously decided to make it again next winter.
Thank you Rouxbe team for making such a special memory for my family.