Tuscan Prime Rib

Chef Tom fires up the Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker, slathers a beautiful standing rib roast in a savory Italian inspired wet rub and smokes this flavor packed Tuscan Prime Rib to medium rare. We round it all out with an Herbed Creme Fraiche sauce, made from scratch.

Tuscan Prime Rib Roast Recipe


For the Herbed Creme Fraiche:


To make the Herbed Creme Fraiche, combine the whipping cream and buttermilk in a squeeze bottle or mason jar. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Let sit out at room temperature for 24 hours. It will thicken in that time. After the creme fraiche has thickened, add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers Loaded Wichita Offset Smoker to 250ºF.

Combine the Pecorino, Cattleman’s Grill Tuscan Steakhouse Seasoning and Smoke on Wheels BBQ Marinade in a food processor and process until smooth. Rub the paste over all surfaces of the prime rib roast.

Place the prime rib roast in the smoker and smoke until the internal temperature reaches 105ºF. Open up the airflow and add an extra stick of hickory wood to increase the temperature of smoker to 350ºF.

Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 120ºF in the center of the roast. Remove from the smoker. Rest for 15-30 minutes, covered loosely with foil before slicing.

Serve the Tuscan Prime Rib with the Herbed Creme Fraiche.

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  1. Rea Cauthen
    December 5, 2019

    Can you make a smoked oxtail video?

  2. Wayne Preston
    December 5, 2019

    I wonder how this rub seasoning would work on a Beef Tenderloin? I would think just as well.

  3. Philip Hubbard
    December 8, 2019

    How long total smoke time do you plan for? 20 or 30 mins per pound?


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