How to Make Prime Rib Like a Steakhouse (You Won't Believe the Secret Ingredient!) by Margaret Steck

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2 years ago
How to Make Prime Rib Like a Steakhouse (You Won't Believe the Secret Ingredient!)

Preparing a mouth-watering prime rib comes down to one basic ingredient: rock salt. Here's the recipe for serving six to eight people.

You'll need:

  • 1 (4-rib) standing rib roast 
  • seasoned salt, for the rib roast 
  • 1 bag (5 pounds) rock salt (also known as ice cream salt)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour the rock salt on the bottom of a heavy roasting pan and place a wire rack on top. Sprinkle the fatty cap of the standing rib roast with season salt and place on top of the wire rack (fatty side up). Make sure none of the rock salt is touching the roast.
  3. Cooking time is approximately 20 minutes per pound. Insert a meat thermometer into the roast, careful not to touch bone. The thermometer should read 130 degrees F for rare or 140 degrees F for medium rare. 
  4. Once the roast is cooked, take it out of the oven and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh yum, Margaret Steck ! Gotta try this. Thank you for sharing! 😋
Margaret Steck
This is a tried and true recipe I've been using for 20 years! Enjoy!
Donna John
I love prime rib! My father-in-law makes an amazing prime rib for Thanksgiving. Hoping he does another one Christmas Day. I may have to try making one myself, Margaret Steck . Thanks for sharing your recipe.
ErinO
What is the purpose of the rock salt?
Margaret Steck
That's a great question and since this recipe comes from Lawry's The Prime Rib, I've never asked! Until today! I've reached out to them and will let you know their response.
ErinO
Great, thanks. I have fully encrusted prime rib in coarse salt many times but never heard of your/Lawrys technique. Looking forward to hearing back.

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