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Celebrate National Prime Rib Day with a delicious cut of beef

April 27 is National Prime Rib Day
April 27 is National Prime Rib Day
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Since all steaks are not created equal, have no other steak than a prime rib today on since April 27 is National Prime Rib Day.

All steaks do not taste the same. Prime rib is a delicious cut of beef that is usually roasted and served as the main course of a meal. Real prime rib is graded USDA Prime. Other grades of meat in the United States are Choice, Select, Cutter, and Canner. The best type of meat to use for prime rib is Prime, but Choice meat will work as well since USDA Prime might be difficult to find at times.

If you are going to cook your own prime rib at home, begin by removing the extra fat from the bottom of the steak. Combine the following ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup fresh rosemary, 1/2 cup fresh tarragon, 1/4 cup fresh thyme, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil. Coat the meat with the herb mixture and then cook at 325 degrees for about 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees. Allow the prime rib to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Most restaurants have prime rib on their menu. If you go out to eat a prime rib today, try not to order it well done. It will shrink and when the server brings it to your table, you will be surprised how small it will be. Besides, people who like their steak cooked rare or medium rare say it tastes better than well do