My wife is a manager at a jewelry store so Valentine's day is one of her busiest times of the year. This means that instead of going out, we stay in and I am tasked with cooking dinner. So this year I decided to try my hand at smoking a prime rib. It was one of the best things I have made in a long time. My wife and I had prime rib at a few different family member's houses over the holidays and I was never too impressed with it because it wasn't as tender as I knew it should be. The one off the smoker was so tender it melted in your mouth. This is one that I will be doing again.
4.5 lb (two rib) standing rib roast
I rubbed it with a lot of black pepper and some salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. I personally like prime rib with a good crust so I probably put more rub on than most people would.
It smoked for 4 hours at 220. I pulled it at an IT of 130 and it carried over to 135.
Perfect medium rare (which is the only way I will eat a good cut of beef)
Served it up with some horseradish sauce, potatoes au gratin, and roasted balsamic brussel sprouts.