Friday April 27th, today, is national Prime Rib Day. It is so wonderful when it falls on a Friday, so we can really celebrate by enjoying a fancy steak often reserved for our Shabbat dinner. Often served at Jewish weddings and other fancy celebrations Prime Rib is a celebratory meat also called a Standing Rib Roast. It is called "standing" because to cook it, you roast it on its rib bones in a roasting pan, no need for a rack.
This is the Rib Section of the cow. It is in this section of the ribs that the tender Scoth fillet or rib-eye musle is housed. While still attached to the rib bones it is called a standing rib roast and makes a wonderful impression as it stands arched firmly on its flat boned base. This roast can also be French-trimmed, where all the meat and fat are removed along the length of the bone tips for that extra-clean look.