Prime Rib will always be the star of any show in my opinion. The high-quality cut of meat is full of succulent flavour that every guest I’ve ever hosted has left loving. Today, my creative juices were flowing and I created a bone marrow N herb butter to paste on my prime rib before the smoke show. Stick around for the full details below, let’s get to it!

Bone Marrow N Herb Butter Prime Rib Roast

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 3-4 Bone-in Prime Rib Roast
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt

Bone Marrow N Herb Butter Paste

  • 4 blocks Unsalted Butter
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 10 springs Fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup Thyme
  • 4 halves Bone marrow
  • ¼ cup Fresh oregano
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp Lemon zest


  • Prep your prime rib and all of your ingredients for the bone marrow N herb butter. Place all of your ingredients into separate bowls, also make sure your butter has been sitting out for an hour or so. Basically room temperature. This makes it easier for your food processor.
  • The day before make sure you soak your bone marrow in cold water for 24 hours with 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Pour out and add fresh water and salt 3-4 times during this period. The next day make sure to pat them dry.
  • Have your grill fired up to 350 degrees and place your bone marrow on the grill until the marrow is bubbly and is done.
  • Once the marrow is done add four blocks of softened butter to the food processor and then add the rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and the bone marrow. Salt and pepper to your own taste. Now pulse until your butter is mixed and soft.
  • Have your prime rib out and dry. Season with kosher salt and then place on a wire resting rack. At this time you are going to spread the bone marrow N herb butter all over the whole Prime Rib Roast until the whole surface area is covered. Make sure you have your grill/smoker ready with the temp at 250 degrees. Place a drip pan in the bottom and then sit your butter covered goodness above the drip pan on the grates. Add some hickory wood chunks and smoke until an internal temp of 125 degrees.
  • Once your temp of 125 hits, remove the prime rib and open all of your vents and get the coals blazing hot. Sear the prime rib on all sides for 45-60 seconds and then place it on a wire rack for resting. Rest 20-30 minutes and then slice for serving.
  • As a tip, you can save some of the compound butter for other cooks or to add on your prime rib when it's done.
  • Enjoy with friends and family!
Keyword bone marrow, garlic n herb, prime rib, smoked prime rib

Items Used In this Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill/Smoker

Meater Plus

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Heat Resistant gloves

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