This roasting method is an adaptation of the classic English approach, and who can argue with the Brits when it comes to roasting a joint of beef? This roast is cooked to medium rare; it comes out of the oven at 120° and reaches 130° to 135° as it rests before carving. If you like your meat cooked to medium, roast it to 130°. Slideshow: Centerpiece Roasts
This is the EASIEST way to make a roast. I did this last year and it was the tastiest prime rib EVER. The key is to multiply the weight of your roast by five (4lb x 5 = 20). Use that number to roast at 500 degrees and then TURN OFF THE OVEN and walk away!