Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This is the only recipe that my family will ever use for prime rib. No other will do... I know that the ingredients may seem a little strange, but believe me, it is wonderful!! They guys in our family especially get a kick out of this one as they get to make the pan and use a few tools... have fun!!
- 40 lbs rock salt
- 10 -15 lbs prime rib roast, brought to room tempeture (or standing rib roast)
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, crushed
- horseradish (to taste)
- pepper (to taste, we like a lot)
- 1 -2 cup water (to sprinkle the salt)
- Get out a large aluminum throw away roasting pan (the deeper the beater) and 4 or 6 aluminum "ribbed" drip pans to make side-boards for the roasting pan, nails and a hammer.
- Preheat oven to 550 degrees.
- Mix crushed garlic, horseradish and pepper.
- Run over entire roast.
- Remove you oven rack and place on a strong table and place roaster on the rack.
- Standing drip pans on their side, line the roaster with the drip pans and pour 2 inches of roack salt in the roaster to help secure the drip pans.
- Sprinkle the two inches of rocksalt with one glass of water and pat down firmly.
- Place prime rib, fatty side up, in the center of the roaster, on top of the rock salt.
- Pour remaining rock salt on the roast making sure that all of the roast has at least one inch of rock salt covering it (you may need to use a nail or staple to join the drip pans if they appear to leak the rock salt).
- Sprinkle more water and pat down until there are NO CRACKS!
- Place the roast rack on the lowest possible setting in your oven and cook 20 minutes per pound for rare (center will be rare-rare) or 21 minutes per pound medium rare (rare with a firm center).
- Remove the roast from the oven and take outside and place on concrete (wood cannot stand the heat!) and break open with a hammer.
- Remove the roast.
- Brush clinging salt from the roast with a vegetable brush.
- Juice will be extra red and the roast will be extremely juicy!
- The rock salt will not make the meat salty, only in some instances on the outer "crispy" areas.