Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I'm told this is one of those recipes that looks awful but tastes great. Despite the coating, the beef will not be salty. Instead you will have a ery juicy roast, because the moisture is kept inside by the coating.
- 6 -7 lbs rib roast (or your favourite beef roast)
- fresh ground black pepper
- 6 -7 cups rock salt
- 3 cups prepared hot mustard
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Season the meat with pepper.
- Insert a meat thermometer into the middle of the thickest part of the lean muscle.
- Slather the meat in mustard, until it is entirely covered.
- Cover a roasting pan in foil and then put a thick layer of rock salt on the bottom of the pan, about the size of the bottom of the roast.
- Set the bottom of the roast on the salt, and press down to embed the salt into the mustard.
- Completely cover the remainder of the roast with rock salt, pressing it into the mustard.
- A lot of salt will fall off into the pan, but that doesn't hurt.
- Roast eighteen minutes per pound for rare beef, twenty-two minutes for medium, and twenty-five minutes for well done.
- After the first fifteen minutes of roasting time, check the roast to make sure that the coating is still intact.
- Repair any cracks or holes, using any left over salt and mustard.
- Double check the degree of doneness on the meat thermometer near the end of the roasting time.
- Let stand 15 minutes.
- The roast will be encased in a'shell'.
- Hit the shell sharply with the back of a knife, and it will crack open and start to fall off.
- Remove the shell, and place the roast on a cutting board.
- Slice, and serve with horseradish sauce.
- Note: The roast will continue to cook if the hard shell is left on after roast is removed from the oven.
- One six-and-one-half-pound roast removed after roasting for fifteen minutes per pound reached a rare degree of doneness in twenty-five minutes with the coating left on.
this is exactly how i cook my prime rib roasts. my mom raved over the dish. very easy and incredible taste. i really don't like mustard, yet the hint of flavor is awesome. i always add garlic to mine.