Prime Rib Rubs - Try These Ideas at Your Next Barbecue

Prime rib is delicious, juicy, and succulent all on its own, but if you want to really kick up your next prime rib a notch or two, try one of these rubs to really bring out the flavor of the meat and the cooking process. Rubs are simple to make, they are just a mixture of seasonings and spices that you mix together and then rub on the outside of the meat before you cook it. You can cook the meat immediately, or you can wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator overnight to really enhance the flavors of the rub.

You can buy pre-made rib rubs, but they are so easy and quick to make, you can make your own in less than five minutes, and you can control the amount of salt and fat in them if you make your own, too. Use Kosher or sea salt for a much fresher and lighter salty taste than regular iodized table salt.

Simple Prime Rib Garlic Rub

2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Rub on all sides to coat, and then roast or grill. You can also place the prime rib in the refrigerator overnight (wrapped in plastic wrap), to enhance the flavors of the rub. Here are a few recipes for rib rubs to try the next time you cook (You could use them on steaks and other meats, too.)

Lemon Garlic Rub

Zest from 1 lemon, grated
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Rub on all sides to coat, and then roast or grill the ribs You can also place it in the refrigerator overnight (wrapped in plastic wrap), to enhance the flavors of the rub.

Onion Prime Rib Rub

1/2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. smoky paprika
1 tsp. celery seeds

Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Rub on all sides to coat, and then roast or grill the ribs. You can also place it in the refrigerator overnight (wrapped in plastic wrap), to enhance the flavors of the rub.

1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground thyme, crushed
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder

Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Rub on all sides to coat, and then roast or grill the ribs. You can also place it in the refrigerator overnight (wrapped in plastic wrap), to enhance the flavors of the rub.

As you can see, the possibilities for prime rib rubs are endless, and if you have a favorite seasoning or spice, try adding it to one of these basic recipes to come up with your own unique rub combination.

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