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National Prime Rib Day

Indulge in a juicy, delicious prime rib roast on National Prime Rib Day - add a glass of red wine for the perfect dining experience!
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April 27
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Get ready to treat yourself on National Prime Rib Day, April 27! This delectable holiday was first celebrated in the 1970s and is a great excuse to indulge in some of the most succulent cuts of meat. Prime rib has been around for centuries and can be cooked many different ways, from classic slow roasting to sous vide or even grilled. It's always a delicious meal no matter how you prepare it!

History of National Prime Rib Day

National Prime Rib Day Dates

National Prime Rib Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prime Rib in Fine Dining</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prime rib became a favorite dish in high-end restaurants across Europe and U.S., marking its transition from a simple meal to a gourmet delight.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Prime Rib Houses</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prime Rib Houses began to pop up in major cities across the United States, broadening the prime rib's appeal and accessibility.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Prime Rib Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Prime Rib Day was first celebrated in the U.S. to honor this prized cut of beef, aiming to encourage everyone to enjoy this decadent meal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity in Cookbooks</div><div class='timeline-text'>Numerous cookbooks began featuring prime rib roast recipes, making it popular for home cooking, and further spreading its popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adoption by Fast Food Chains</div><div class='timeline-text'>Selected fast food chains introduced prime rib sandwiches and wraps to their menus, bringing the dish to a wider audience with a fast-food spin.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prime Rib Cooking Shows</div><div class='timeline-text'>Several cooking shows and competitions featured prime rib, reaffirming its status as a favored, richly flavored piece of meat in the culinary world.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Prime Rib Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Prime Rib Dinner Party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends and family over for a delicious prime rib dinner. You can get creative with sides and desserts to make it a truly memorable night.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook your own Prime Rib</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There is nothing quite like the taste of homemade prime rib. All you need is a good cut of meat, some herbs and spices, and an oven.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for Prime Rib</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for Prime Rib on Yelp and treat yourself to a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant.  Enjoy the feeling of being waited on hand and foot!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a Prime Rib Sandwich</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the leftovers from your prime rib dinner or buy pre-cooked prime rib from your local butcher shop or grocery store. Toast some fresh bread and add some horseradish mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion for a delicious sandwich.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a Prime Rib Cook Off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some friends who love to cook and have them compete in a prime rib cook off! Each person can bring their own special ingredients and techniques to create the best prime rib ever!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Prime Rib Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Prime rib is tender & juicy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the most impressive things about prime rib is how tender and juicy it is. Cooked properly, a good prime rib should melt in your mouth, making each bite a delicious and unforgettable experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's easy to cook</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While preparing prime rib may sound intimidating, with basic cooking knowledge and some preparation time, anyone can make a delicious prime rib roast. Don't underestimate the power of a dry rub and an oven; you can create a restaurant-quality dish right from home!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's perfect for any occasion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Prime rib is the perfect dish to serve for special occasions such as family gatherings or holiday celebrations. It looks impressive on the table, yet it isn't too difficult to prepare. Plus, it pairs well with almost any side dish - so there's something to please everyone!</p></div></div>

5 Juicy Secrets of National Prime Rib Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prime Rib is Prized for Marbling</h3><p class='facts-content'>The prime rib cut, also known as a standing rib roast, is prized for its perfect marbling of fat throughout the lean meat, which melts as it cooks and infuses the meat with a rich flavor and juiciness.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prime Rib Needs No Additional Fat for Roasting</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its natural marbling, prime rib doesn’t need additional fat for roasting. The internal fat melts slow-cooks the meat from the inside out, amplifying flavor and tenderness. </p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prime Rib is Served at a Specific Doneness</h3><p class='facts-content'>This mouthwatering cut of meat is typically served medium-rare, which provides the perfect balance of heat to melt the internal marbling and keep the meat tender yet flavorful.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Prime Rib Varies In Size</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ranging from two ribs to seven ribs, you can get a prime rib roast in various sizes. A decent rule of thumb to remember is that one rib can feed about two people.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The 'Prime' in Prime Rib Doesn't Always Mean It's Prime Grade</h3><p class='facts-content'>The 'prime' in prime rib often confuses people. While it can refer to a prime grade piece of meat, it generally indicates the part of the cow from where the cut is taken — the primal rib section.</p></div></div>

National Prime Rib Day FAQs

When is National Prime Rib Day?

National Prime Rib Day is celebrated on April 27th every year. In 2024 National Prime Rib Day will occur on a Saturday.

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