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THE BEST Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe is the restaurant-quality recipe you’ve been searching for to make your prime rib taste amazing!

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Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe
Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

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 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.

If you want to learn more about which part of the cow prime rib comes from, along with other prime rib secrets – read this article on HuffPost called the The Great Prime Rib Secret.  

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.

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe
Kosher Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

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Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib
Prime Rib

Here’s the Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe: 

Ingredients for Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

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

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: 

Yield: 10 servings

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe is the restaurant-quality recipe you've been searching for to make your prime rib taste amazing! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 /14 hours or until your therometer reads 130 degrees for medium-rare or 145 degrees for medium.
  9. Take prime rib out of the oven. Let stand for 20 minutes (this step is super important!)
  10. Remove salt crust and discard. Brush away remaining salt.
  11. 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.

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Worcestershire Sauce
Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe with Worcestershire Sauce Smeared All Over

How long will prime rib last before cooking? 

After purchasing, prime rib will last 3-5 days, depending on sell-by date.

Salt Crusted Prime Rib with Herbs and Rock Salt
Salt Crusted Prime Rib with Herbs and Rock Salt
Prime Rib with Salt Crust
Prime Rib with Salt Crust Ready for the Oven

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 sweet potatoes  

Mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for this prime rib recipe.  Creamy and delicious!

2) Creamy horseradish sauce 

I’m not sure what’s more important, mashed sweet 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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SHARON FRANK

Saturday 1st of January 2022

This was beyond easy and extremely satisfying; the clean up was a breeze to boot!

Kelly

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Hello Sharon! I'm so glad you liked the recipe. Our family made it again this Christmas too. It's so good. Thanks for letting me know. Kelly

Carrie

Saturday 25th of December 2021

I have made prime rib for several years following a different method and never got it quite how I wanted it. I tried this for Christmas dinner this year and I had to come back and comment how incredible it is. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I learned in the past to take it out of the fridge for even cooking time in the past so I did that, but did everything else you wrote. It was the best prime rib I’ve ever made.

Kelly

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Hello Carrie! I'm so glad you loved the prime rib. We made it this year too and it came out perfect as always. With meat prices the way they are - you have to have a good recipe to make the best of it! Kelly

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Monday 20th of December 2021

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Big Mike

Sunday 21st of November 2021

This will be my first attempt at ribeye roast. Does it taste salty? I use wet brine on some meats and they’re not salty but this seems like quite a bit. Just don’t want to ruin my first one on Thanksgiving.

Kelly

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Hi Big Mike! You end up taking off the crust. You can read the comments. Everyone loves it! I think it turns out perfect. Kelly

Tessa Zundel

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

I've never made prime rib because I always just assumed it was tricky but this recipe makes it seem completely do-able - thank you!

Kelly

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

You're very welcome Tessa. Trust me, it's easy and it comes out perfect! Kelly

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