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Herb-Crusted Standing Rib Roast

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A Standing Rib Roast and RayLen Vineyards’ 2006 Merlot is a great idea for your holiday meal.


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12 servings

1 (4 1/2-pound) standing rib roast, trimmed
Cooking spray
1 Tbsp whole black pepper corns, cracked
2 tsp salt, divided
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup sliced shallots (about 2 medium)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup RayLen Merlot
1 tsp butter


Place roast on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle roast evenly with pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt; rub with mustard. Combine shallots and garlic in a mini food processor; pulse to coarsely chop. Add rosemary and thyme; process until finely chopped. Rub shallot mixture evenly over roast. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350° (do not remove roast from oven). Bake roast at 350° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare) or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Combine beef broth and red wine in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in butter and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve with the roast.

Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2006