Roast Beef Feast with Yorkshire Pudding, Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad and Gravy
What's The Best Amount Of Prime Rib To Serve Per Person?
By Garth Clingingsmith
While it’s most likely saved for a special occasion, prime rib is an undeniable crowd-pleaser thanks to its simple preparation, demanding appearance, and superb taste. However, when purchasing this luxurious meat, you might not know how to cut or serve it.
When dishing out your portions for prime rib, buy one-half pound per person for a large buffet spread, and double that amount if it’s the main course for a sit-down meal. No one wants to run out of food during dinner, so try to be generous when purchasing.
It's also a good idea to have the butcher cut off the bones of the roast and use butcher twine to reattach them for cooking. This method makes for easier carving while still getting the flavor benefits of a bone-in roast.
From creamed spinach to roasted potatoes, there’s no shortage of dishes to serve with prime rib, and if you want to stick with a classic, use the fat from your roast as a butter substitute for Yorkshire pudding. Better yet, if you deglaze the roasting pan with red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and roast drippings, you’ll have a great batch of well-seasoned jus.