This is a fantastic recipe for a special occasion. I smoked this for New Year's Eve dinner and it was delicious. I will include the recipe for the herb mashed potatoes we served with it.
Now, we like our meat medium-well to well done. However, I have in my recipe listed how to make it for rare to medium-rare.
*Texas Beef Blend pellets (for the smoker)
6 lb. Prime Rib Roast
Prime Rib Dry Rub (Traeger)
6 Tablespoons Softened Butter (or Chef's Gold)
8 Tablespoons (1/2 Cup) Minced Garlic
8 Tablespoons (1/2 Cup) Parsley, minced (or finely chopped)
8 Tablespoons (1/2 Cup) Thyme leaves
2 Tablespoons Rosemary
* You can use less of the herbs as you don't need that much just for the prime rib. However, I use the extra blend to mix into my mashed potatoes.
In medium bowl, combine softened butter (or Chef's Gold) and herbs.
2. Cut slits in the prime rib every 2-inches or so and fill slits with herb mixture.
3. Tie prime rib with baker's twine. Sit in on a baking sheet or pan in the refrigerator overnight.
4. In the morning, season with dry rub at least 30 minutes before cooking and leave the meat out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
6. Set smoker to high (450* or 500* if you can go that high on your smoker), lid closed.
7. Put prime rib on smoker - use a broiling pan (with rack), for 45 minutes, until exterior has an even layer of browning.
8. Remove meat from smoker and reduce heat to 250* and cook 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches desired doneness (120* for rare - 140* for medium-well).
9. Remove from grill and let rest for 30 minutes before serving.
For Herb Mashed Potatoes.
6 large russet potatoes (or 1 lb bag of golden potatoes)
Herb mixture from above
1 stick Butter
Heavy cream (or milk)
Rinse potatoes and cut into small cubes.
In large pot on high bring potatoes to boil. Then reduce heat to Medium to simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
Strain all excess water off potatoes and put them in the Kitchen Aid (or large bowl). Add 1 stick of butter and some cream or milk and blend until potatoes are mashed.
Add the rest of the herb mixture that you didn't use for the prime rib and mix into potatoes until well incorporated. Continue to add butter and cream until your potatoes are at the desired consistency.
Serve prime rib with herb potatoes and a vegetable and enjoy!