Ann Henry of Ellicott City sent us this "no fail" recipe for Mary Martara of Baltimore. Mary said she had always wanted to prepare a standing rib roast recipe but "shyed away because it is so very expensive." Be sure to follow Ann's recipe exactly. "You will have a tender, juicy roast with well-done slices on the outside and medium and rare slices on the inside," Ann says.
Perfect Standing Rib Roast
1 standing rib roast, 4 to 6 pounds
Salt and pepper
Allow roast to come to room temperature, three to four hours before serving. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place roast fat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for exactly 45 minutes. Do not add water, do not cover, do not baste. Do not open oven door.