Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce

Yield: Serves 8 - 16

Chef: Chef Brian Streeter

Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce


  • 1 rib roast, 4 rib, (about 9-10 lbs.), cut and tied
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. crème fraiche
  • 2 T. fresh horseradish, grated
  • 1 T. chives, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the rib roast generously on all side with salt and pepper. Allow the rib roast to come to room temperature, about 1 hour. Place on a roasting rack, bone side down and set in the bottom third of the oven. Continue cooking until roast reaches 120°F on a meat thermometer for medium rare, about 2 to 2½ hours or 130°F for medium, about 2½ to 2¾ hours or to desired doneness. Baste every 20 minutes with the drippings in the bottom of the pan. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

To make the horseradish sauce, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Stir together the crème fraiche, horseradish, chives, mustard and lemon juice. Fold in the whipped cream and refrigerate while waiting for the roast to finish cooking.

If you're joining us for Cooking with Cakebread and want to cook along with our chefs, we recommend you complete the following steps prior to the beginning of our class:

• Season rib roast with salt and pepper the night before • Remove from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature • Preheat oven to 350°F

Horseradish Sauce • Chives minced