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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: 

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe
Yield: 10 servings

Salt-Encrusted Prime Rib Recipe

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

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

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.

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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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Sally

Friday 29th of December 2023

Is there any au jus with this salt encrusted prime rib?

Kelly

Saturday 30th of December 2023

You wouldn't want to make the au jus from the drippings because they would be too salty. - Kelly

Jeremy

Friday 22nd of December 2023

i will assume this method will not leave any drippings to make Au Jus with correct?

Kelly

Monday 25th of December 2023

Hello Jeremy! Yes, this method would not leave drippings because of the saltiness. - Kelly

Leeann

Tuesday 19th of December 2023

The recipe says a bone-in prime rib but all the pictures are of a bone less prime rib. So which is it? Our prime rib is boneless. Thank you Leeann

Kelly

Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Hello Leeann! The actual recipe is for bone in prime rib. You can use bone less prime rib - but the cooking time is less depending how large your roast is. - Kelly

molly

Friday 24th of November 2023

Hello! I made this a year or two ago and it was all gone in a flash! By popular demand, I am making it again this evening for a party of 20 plus people. My 6.5 lb bone-in prime rib cost 211 dollars WTF?? SO, I cannot find any Kosher sea salt anywhere. Rather, I purchased what the stores had: One container of pure italian fine sea salt and one container of coarse la baleine sea salt and one container of Morton iodized sea salt. they are all sea salt. Is this going to be OK?? I will keep with the 3lbs of sea salt cut in half. half for the 'floor' and the other half to mix with water to slap onto the meat. Is this going to come out too salty ? Will the shell actually harden if it's NOT Kosher? Thank you.

Kelly

Saturday 25th of November 2023

It's not Kosher Sea Salt - it's just Kosher salt - Morton's makes it. But I think that's what you should use. You just want COARSE salt. Trader Joe's has Diamond Crystal salt right now that would probably work. I don't think small granule salt will work - it won't pack properly. I hope that helps. - Kelly

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