4-pound rib roast, with 2 ribs, preferably aged 24 days
Horseradish Cream, recipe follows
1/4 cup freshly grated horseradish
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Let the beef sit at room temperature for about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Set a large heavy skillet over high heat so it's smoking hot. Season the beef liberally with salt and sear on all sides. Transfer the beef to a rack set inside a roasting pan. Roast to medium rare; an instant read thermometer should read 145 degrees F when inserted into the deepest part. Let the roast rest before carving.
Carve and serve with Horseradish Cream.
Mix the horseradish, creme fraiche, and lemon juice in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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