Herb Salt Crusted Prime Rib

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 pounds beef rib roast
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned pepper, salt free
  • 1 (3-pound) box kosher salt
  • 2 packets Italian dressing mix
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.

Rinse the roast, pat it dry, and bring it to room temperature. Sprinkle with the Worcestershire sauce and seasoned pepper.

In a bowl add the kosher salt, Italian dressing mix, and egg whites and stir to combine. Sprinkle water over the top of the salt mixture until it is well-moistened, but not wet.

Place a 1/2-inch layer of the salt mixture in the middle of the roasting pan, slightly larger than the diameter of the roast. Place the roast, fat side up, on top of the salt. Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the roast. Carefully pack the remaining salt mixture onto the meat, covering it completely.

Place the roast in the oven and reduce the temperature to 425 degrees F. Roast for 14 to 16 minutes per pound, or until the thermometer reads 5 degrees F less than desired temperature. Final temperature for rare will be 130 degrees F; 135 degrees F for medium rare; 140 degrees F for medium.

Remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes.

For jus, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the beef broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the soup mix, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Remove the salt crust from the roast by breaking it and peeling it away. (You will probably need a hammer to do this.) Slice the meat to desired thickness and transfer slices to a platter. Ladle a small amount of jus over the top of the meat; serve remainder of jus on the side.

Cook's note: Have your butcher remove the ribs from the roast.


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This recipe is easy and the meat comes out perfect every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the perfect "celebration" meal - EVER! If you have a "meat and potatoes" lover in your family, I would highly suggest this delicious (and EASY! recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! I'v'e made it quite a few times and it comes out great every time. Just be sure to watch the temp if you like it medium rare like us. The roast will continue to cook even after you take it out and let it sit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this recipe ever since I watched Sandra demonstrate on TV. Hands down, it has become my family's favorite. This recipe has never let me down. Easy, yummy and a crowd pleaser. Definitely one of the best recipes Sandra offers. Holly M Redlands, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked that it was very easy and simple to make, but I wished it was less salty and more herb flavored. Overall, this was a great recipe and very impressive (my family requested it again. I hope that the more experienced cooks out there will post their suggestions. Looking forward to trying it again with your help, Uyen (ooh-wen item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this recipe 5 or 6 time and everybody has loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandra, Great recipe, I tried this last week with my wife. She had purchased a new gourmet herb salt called Woody's Gourmet, you can checkout their product at www.woodysgourmet.com Using a fresh herb salt made the difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so WONDERFUL!!!! My husband said he would never order another Prime Rib at a restaurant!! The timing is off, as others have said, but we had easy side dishes that could be made while the roast was resting, and we were not on any time schedule. Visiting relatives out of state and have bragged about this recipe to them, so I am going to make it tonight but am making a 6 lb roast instead of a 3.5 one...again, keeping the side dishes easy will be the way to go. MUST TRY THIS!!!! ENJOY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite for flavor and simplicity. Looking at a "Standing Rib Roast" before cooking, can be very intimidating. Not only does the roast cook completely but it is fun to involve guests and family when breaking the salt crust. I have made this on many occasions and I have never been disappointed. Thanksd, Sandra item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe on a venison roast and it was just as good as the prime rib! Everyone absolutely loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made prime rib this way twice now and cannot wait til next month to make it again! Simply the best way to cook a prime rib. Thanks Sandra, you make me look good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I used this recipe was during the holidays for family. They loved it. Said maybe I should open a restaurant with the speality being prime rib. Very easy to prep. Wonderful flavor. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family was shocked that I actually could take a $50.00 cut of meat and make it,and not destroy it, since I never made a prime rib before. So Easy for a first timer! Thank you Sandra for making it so pain less. I love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was Christmas dinner. I printed out the recipe and followed the directions exactly (no Worchestire Sauce however). You have to use the Kosher salt!!!!!The prime rib has to be room temp or it will take longer to cook (mine was out of the frig for 90 minutes) Our time to cook- 2 hours. It was NOT SALTY. it tasted good!If you want it rare- watch the temp on thermometer closely! Make you own gravy-if you want any. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really great change from my usual recipe....Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
T'was excellent, and our guests were knocked out. The wireless digital thermometer was a huge help, perfectly cooked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoy this recipe as everyday with a slight alteration. To use everyday I omit the caviar and just place a bowl of the horseradish-sour cream on the table. This side dish works well with any type of roasted beef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best rib dish I have ever tasted or made. Recipe is easy and takes little time to prepare . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used a 5# prime rib, only 2/3 the salt. Took longer to cook, approx 1-1/2 hours, then cut into 5 steaks and finished on a very hot grill. It was the best steak EVER!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand what happened to other peoples roasts. You HAVE to use the Kosher salt. Also ..always bring the meat up to room temperature or the cooking time will always be off. Especially when grilling. This was much juicier and tastier than just roasting..Will definitely do it again...Yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandy's recipe is great, although we did cut the worchestershire sauce a bit. We have used the salt cooking method on prime rib on many occasions over the years. It has been unfailingly delicious. It does require the right kind of salt. Good job, Sandy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe! It turned out fantastic and so good! I recommend that you try it out, however not necessarily for a wednesday dinner as i did :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meat was dry and tough. Not a good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This rib roast is wonderful. Not salty, but delicious. I have made this recipe several times now and everyone wants to know how I make it. Very simple to do and very good to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We tried this recipe for New Years. My 10 year old was able to follow the direction and it came out great. The Kosher Salt was a bit hard to find had to go to a organic store.Don't subsitute the salt for a different type or you might not get the results you hope for. My whole family thought it came out wounderfull tasted like somethings we'd have at a resturant. And like i said my 10 year old followed the directions and made the roast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a very simple way to do a prime rib, i use this recipe all the time and it is always perfect!!!!! and prime rib cost a lot no matter how you roast it item not reviewed by moderator and published
roast great, the ajus bad, bad, to salty. had to throw it out and make my own. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed directions to a tee. Bad resuslt. I hated wasting such a great cut of beef. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was expecting a moist flavorful prime rib but it was dry, salty and you couldn't even taste the seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a recipe I will never use again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't understand how anyone could eat this roast if prepared via these directions. It was much too salty to enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was very easy to create and prep everyone enjoyed the meat. Highly recommend for anyone who is trying somethinf new with the prime rib. Only issue was not enough flavor. Maybe add some more italian spices the next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We couldn't eat it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much salt and worsetershire sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dreadfully salty. Plus the salt dried out the meat, so that it was tough and chewy. I'll not waste money on this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i tryed the herb salt crusted prime rib and every one said i was delious and they hope i will cook it again 4 them thaks for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will definatley keep this recipe!! The Prime Rib was wonderful and superb tasting!! I was worried about it being salty but it wasn't at all. The crust totally encased the Prime Rib keeping all the moisture in while cooking. Excellent Flavor. I served this for my husbands birthday to both sets of parents (his own a restaurant) and everyone had rave reviews!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There's no need to add the salad dressing mix to the salt because it doesn't flavor the meat, so I didn't bother. But I made the au jus and it was terrible. Extremely salty and it completely ruined the beef. I am so sick of wasting my money on semi-homemade recipes that just don't work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The prime rib was juicy and had a great flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was way salty and that also dried out the meat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent way to prepare prime rib - no spatter, and clean up is easy. Those who found it salty probably used table salt - you must use Kosher salt. Add a little more water to the salt mixture than indicated (gradually) - makes packing easier. I'll absolutely do this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe will not be made again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best prime rib we have ever had, and we have eaten alot of prime rib in mant different restaurants and at home. Not at all salty, was very tender and juicy! Will absolutely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't do much for the meat except make it salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The salt crust is something I have used quite a few times in the past ( I'm 65 ). I think Sandra should have maybe explained a little more about the 'roast'. A lot of people watching 'quik cook' type shows don't understand the different Grades on beef and the correct nomenclature for different cuts. Therefore, some viewer could buy a piece of 'chuck' and wonder why it didn't taste like 'Prime Rib'. I also wonder why she says "have the butcher remove the ribs (bones) ". Maybe because she figures that a 3 1/2 lb. roast would probably only have two rib bones and the menu was for FOUR. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice recipe. The meat just melts in your mouth, and the herb crust is delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love shows like this that show you how to cook something you never thought you could before. To a novice, some things seem daunting, like Prime Rib did to me. This recipe came out fantastically though, and it really is so easy. Thx FN! This show is not a waste of my time. We loved the flavor of the crust too. So. It wasn't overkill for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this on Christmas Day and found it to be the juiciest prime rib I've ever made. It helped to use the probe thermometer so you don't have to open the oven during the cooking process. I made my own gravy rather than the onion soup recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great use of my time!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe makes a delicious prime rib! My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so good and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Skip the salt and just cook the meat. The salt crust does make the meat salty if you don't do it right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was nasty. It was way too salty, and all those different flavorings didn't work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After all that work my prime rib was no better than my regular method of just roasting it in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Only make this if you can afford it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks to this show, I tried to make Prime Rib at home. It was as easy as it looked and it came out great, so thanks again!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very salty. Cooking time took longer than expected. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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