When I was a teenager, I always asked for two things for my birthday dinner — prime rib and a banana cream pie. Although my dad rarely cooked, for some reason, he was always in charge of the prime rib. Every year, the smoke detectors would go off as the fat burned away and turned into smoke under the broiler, and my prime rib was always crispy around the edges.


My dad really could have used a great instructional video on how to cook prime rib like the one I found by Rob Barrett of Cooking for Dads. I know many people cook prime rib for Christmas or New Year's, so I thought it would be helpful to share this video at this time of year.


I have never attempted to cook prime rib at home because I've been concerned about smoke detectors going off, but now that I’ve found this video, I might just give it a try if I can find a good cut of local, grass-fed prime rib.



I’m impressed with the way Barrett presents the information on this video. I think I’ll be spending some time checking out some of his other videos for more tips on cooking.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Watch: How to cook boneless prime rib
From choosing the cut of beef to making a horseradish sauce to go with it, this Cooking for Dads video is a great place to start if you're making prime rib for