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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 you 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.

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 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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LJ

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Does the 15 minutes at 450 count in the 2 hour cook time? This roast was delicious! Tender and tasty, just a tad overcooked for the meat eaters in my house.

Kelly

Monday 25th of January 2021

Hello LJ! Yes it does. Thanks for asking that question. Kelly

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Thursday 19th of November 2020

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Gena Cordial

Friday 24th of January 2020

I use a very similar recipe using the kosher salt recipe that I have used for years. Only way to make it better is to cook it on a gas bbq. Same recipe, I insert a meat thermometer in the top and cook at about 350 on a foil/salted pan on the grill. Perfect every time!

Heather

Thursday 26th of December 2019

My prime rib is 5lbs with no bone, how would you adjust the cooking?

Kelly

Thursday 26th of December 2019

Hello Heather! Yes, you will have to adjust the cooking time. It seems to be the answer I found was it will be done 15 minutes earlier. Kelly

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