Introduction: As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to elevate your Christmas feast with a modern twist on a traditional favorite – the Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast. With the help of Pac Food Vacuum Bags and the sous vide cooking method, you can achieve the perfect level of doneness and tenderness, promising a memorable and succulent holiday meal for your loved ones.


  • 1 prime rib roast (bone-in or boneless, based on preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, and garlic) and Olive Oil
  • Vacuum-sealed bags
  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your sous vide precision cooker to the desired doneness temperature. For a mouthwatering medium-rare prime rib, set it to 54°C.
    • Generously season the prime rib with salt and pepper.
    • Rub the prime rib with a mixture of chopped fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme) and minced garlic.
    • Drizzle the prime rib with a bit of olive oil for added richness.
  2. Vacuum Sealing:
    • Place the seasoned prime rib into a large vacuum-sealed bag, ensuring it’s a suitable size for your sous vide machine.
    • Seal the bag using a vacuum sealer, ensuring that all the air is removed.
  3. Sous Vide Cooking:
    • Submerge the vacuum-sealed prime rib in the preheated sous vide water bath.
    • Allow the prime rib to cook for several hours, depending on its size. A 3 to 4-pound roast will typically take around 4 to 6 hours for medium-rare doneness.
    • The sous vide method ensures the entire roast reaches the precise temperature without overcooking, resulting in a consistently pink and juicy interior.
    • Once the sous vide cooking is complete, carefully remove the prime rib from the vacuum-sealed bag.
    • Preheat your oven to a high broil.
    • Transfer the roast to a roasting pan and briefly sear the exterior in the oven for a beautiful crust. Be mindful not to overcook during this step; a few minutes under the broiler will suffice.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Allow the roast to rest for a few minutes before carving.
    • Serve the sous vide prime rib with your favorite holiday sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and a flavorful au jus.

Conclusion: By embracing modern cooking techniques like sous vide and vacuum sealing, you can take your Christmas dinner to new heights with a perfectly cooked and exceptionally tender prime rib roast. This recipe not only simplifies the cooking process but also guarantees a show-stopping centerpiece for your festive celebration. For further information, feel free to contact us at info@pacfood.com.au. Elevate your holiday season with a feast that will be remembered for years to come.