Kosher Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe is the restaurant-quality recipe you’ve been searching for to make your prime rib taste amazing!
“I believe a good book should be like a prime rib steak – good and thick.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
I’ve been hunting for the perfect prime rib recipe and I finally found the perfect one. This insanely amazing roast melts in your mouth.
This salt encrusted prime rib recipe was on the Taste of Home, but after more research I found it originated from Fleming’s restaurant. I’m not sure if this is the official recipe they use or just a copycat – but you know it’s good if that’s the case. Wherever it came from – thank you for such deliciousness!
Once you’ve had this kosher salt encrusted prime rib roast recipe, there’s no going back to something else. I’ve tried lots of recipes and this is the one I love. It’s beautifully seasoned for the best flavor.
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From start to finish the salt encrusted prime rib cooking time is 2 hours and 35 minutes. It might take an additional 15 minutes depending on the size of your roast.
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Here’s the Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe:
Ingredients for Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe
1 bone-in beef rib roast 6-8 pounds
1/2 cup water
How to make Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib
1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2) Line a roasting pan with heavy foil.
3) Place the 3 cups of Kosher salt on the foil. (That will equal half the box.) Form a 1/2 inch layer of salt spread evenly on the foil.
4) Brush prime rib with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle on top the cracked pepper and garlic powder.
5) Place roast, fat side up, on the layer of salt.
6) In a separate bowl, mix water and remaining salt. The mixture should be moist enough to pack. Beginning at the base of the prime rib, firmly press the salt mixture onto the sides and then at the top of the roast.
7) Cook the prime rib for 15 minutes at the 450 degree temperature.
8) Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Cook prime rib for 2 – 2 1/4 hours or until your thermometer reads 130 degrees for medium-rare or 145 degrees for medium.
9) Take prime rib roast out of oven. Let stand for 20 minutes (this step is super important!)
10) Remove salt crust and discard. Brush away remaining salt.
11) Carve prime rib into slices. Serve hot.
Here’s the printable version of Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib:
- 1 box Kosher salt (3 pound box), divided
- 1 bone-in beef rib roast 6-8 pounds
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Line a roasting pan with heavy foil.
- Place the 3 cups of Kosher salt on the foil. (That will equal half the box.) Form a 1/2 inch layer of salt spread evenly on the foil.
- Brush prime rib with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle on top the cracked pepper and garlic powder.
- Place roast, fat side up, on the layer of salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix water and remaining salt. The mixture should be moist enough to pack. Beginning at the base of the prime rib, firmly press the salt mixture onto the sides and then at the top of the roast.
- Cook the prime rib for 15 minutes at the 450 degree temperature.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Cook prime rib for 2 - 2 /14 hours or until you therometer reads 130 degrees for medium-rare or 145 degrees for medium.
- Take prime rib out of the oven. Let stand for 20 minutes (this step is super important!)
- Remove salt crust and discard. Brush away remaining salt.
- Carve the prime rib into slices. Serve hot.
Tips for making this Best Kosher Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Roast:
1) Make sure you let the rib roast stand before carving.
2) You definitely want to remove the salt crust. It’s not meant to be left on.
3) Rock salt and Kosher salt are not the same thing. Get Kosher salt.
How long will prime rib last before cooking?
After purchasing, prime rib will last 3-5 days, depending on sell-by date.
How long will cooked prime rib last in the refrigerator?
Prime rib will keep in the refrigerator after cooked 3-5 days if stored properly.
How long will prime rib last in the freezer?
When raw prime rib is properly stored, it will last 6-12 months in the freezer.
Cooked prime rib will last approximately 3 months in the freezer.
How much should you cook of prime rib per person?
One pound of prime rib at least should be cooked for each guest.
What side dishes should you serve with prime rib roast?
1) Mashed potatoes.
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for this prime rib recipe.
2) Creamy horseradish sauce.
I’m not sure what’s more important, mashed potatoes or creamy horseradish sauce as a side dish for prime rib. It’s a toss-up.
3) Mixed roasted vegetables.
I love roasted vegetables and I’m sure you do to. This is an easy side dish that pairs well with prime rib and can be cooked alongside your roast.
4) Sautéed mushrooms.
I’ve got you covered on this side dish. Here’s the link for my Most Amazing Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe.
5) Creamed spinach.
A family friend always serves creamed spinach with her prime rib. She said they go hand in hand. I’ll take her word for it!
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