Prepare the seasonings. Add the salt and pepper to a small bowl. Minced the rosemary and thyme, chop the garlic. Add to the bowl with the olive oil and mix well.
With clean hands rub the seasoning all over the roast and put in a shallow roasting pan. Bone side down, fat side up.
Remove the roast from the refrigerator and setting on the counter and letting it come completely to room temperature.
Pre-heat the oven to 375.
Put the roast in the preheated oven and set the timer for one hour. When the timer goes off, turn the oven off. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR.
About one hour before serving time, turn the oven on to 375. Continue roasting for 45 min. (rare) or 1 hour (medium rare).
Remove from the oven, wrap the roast loosely in foil and it let rest for 20-30 minutes.Carve, serve & enjoy!
Tips to make the BEST Prime Rib Roast
Unwrap the roast from the paper or plastic it was wrapped in at the store.
Place the roast unwrapped/uncovered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Allowing the air to come in contact with the meat will dry the exterior and make for a beautiful crust on the cooked roast!
One day prior to roasting combine the ingredients for the rub and cover all sides of the roast. Allowing it to sit on the roast for 24 hours prior will give it that much more flavor. (And you one less thing to do the day of cooking!)
Bring the meat up to room temperature before cooking.