Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
The first several times I tried making prime rib, it came out tasting more like a traditional roast beef, than the "Prime Rib's" that I had at restaurants. This one was the exception, it came out picture prefect and succulent. The salt is not eaten, and is discarded after you finish cooking. *As the one very critical review pointed out I put in the wrong internal temperature for medium rare. IT SHOULD BE 130 DEGREES.
- 3 lbs coarse kosher salt
- 5 lbs beef rib roast
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pre-heat over to 210 degrees.
- Season all areas of roast with pepper and garlic powder.
- Combine 1/2 of the salt in a bowl with enough water to make a thick paste.
- Pour a layer of salt in the bottom of the pan and place the roast on top of it.
- Pack salt/water paste on top of and arround the roast, adding more water if neccessary to make it stick to the sides of the roast.
- Place a meat thermometer probe into the thickest part of the roast.
- Roast the meat until it reaches an internal temperature of 125-30 degrees (F).
- When roast reaches five degrees less than the desired temp remove the roast from oven and allow it to sit undisturbed in salt shell for 30 minutes.
- After rest period crack salt and discard. Transfer roast to a carving board.
- Prepare au jus seperately.
I you love pot roast then this is the recipe to follow!!! The writer of this recipe is way off base with their temp. reading. A good med-rare internal temperature is 130-135 degrees not 165 (F). Love the salt-encrusted part but not the cooking part.