Recipe: Prime Rib For Two

Prime rib seems like the type of dish that's only meant for a crowd. But! America's Test Kitchen has figured out a delicious way to cook it just for two.

Photo courtesy America's Test KitchenPrime Rib
Serves 2
1 (1 1/2-pound) bone-in rib-eye steak, 1½ inches thick
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup red wine

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 200 degrees. Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Brown steak all over, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer steak to wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet. Roast until meat registers 120 to 125 degrees (for medium-rare), 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer steak to cutting board, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour off all but 2 teaspoons fat from now-empty skillet. Add shallot and cook over medium heat until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in ketchup and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broth and wine and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Carve bone from steak and cut steak on bias into four ½-inch-thick slices. Serve with jus.

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Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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