An easy recipe for a bone-in rib eye roast requires 1 cup of softened butter, 6 minced cloves of garlic, a 4-pound bone-in rib eye roast, sea salt to taste and cracked black pepper to taste. Begin by preheating an oven to 500 F.
While the oven is heating up, combine the softened butter and the garlic in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Use a small knife to cut a series of holes and slits into the roast. Rub the meat all over with the garlic and butter mixture. Pay special attention to the holes and slits while rubbing the meat.
Sprinkle the desired amount of salt and pepper onto the roast, and place it on a wire rack within a roasting pan. Make sure to place the fat side of the meat facing up so that the fat bastes the roast as it cooks. Place the roast in the preheated oven and allow it to cook for approximately 20 minutes.
After the allotted time, reduce the temperature to 325 F. Cook the roast for an additional 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 145 F. This recipe makes a medium-rare roast.