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Butter-Herb Prime Rib Rub

Butter-Herb Prime Rib Rub

Whether you are grilling, smoking, or baking a prime rib, how you flavor it will ultimately make or break the final product. This butter-herb wet rub can be prepared in a matter of minutes and adds a fantastic flavor to prime rib. Recipe makes enough for a 4-6 bone rib roast.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: Fusion
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 4-6 bone roast
Author: Derrick Riches


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened (not melted)
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (about 6 basil leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme


  • Combine butter, oil, shallot, garlic, herbs, and black pepper to bowl. It should have a nice soft consistency.
  • Please note that this recipe does not contain salt. This way, you can pre-salt the time rib.
    For a 4-6 bone prime rib, I recommend using 2 tablespoons of salt.
    Apply the salt evenly to the rib roast. Store on a large platter, uncovered in the refrigerator for 45 minutes up to 12 hours before cooking.
  • Remove the roast from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking, apply butter-herb rub evenly to rib roast, and cook as directed.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh