Perfect Prime Rib – Trademark Christmas Eve Dinner

This is a perfect prime rib recipe and from now on will be my only prime rib recipe! The salt crust gives it a wonderful savory flavor and made everyone’s mouth waters while it was cooking. The perfect prime rib recipe!

Perfect Prime Rib

This is my “trademark” Christmas Eve Dinner.

It’s a super easy recipe, great for dinner parties, but DO NOT alter cooking times or directions. And DO NOT carve until just before serving.

Here NEEDS a clarification!!!

The salt is only intended to produce a shell to keep the moisture in. It’s not intended to be consumed unless of course you like extremely salty foods.

AFTER the roast has rested for 15 minutes. Lightly scrape the salt away but not so much that you remove all the seasonings.

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Perfect Prime Rib
  • 1 prime rib roast size doesn't matter
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1/4 cup horseradish powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup cracked black pepper
  1. Combine seasonings, and rub into roast. Let sit while oven preheats to 375.
  2. Place roast in broiling pan, fat side up or bone side up. Bake for 45 minutes.
  3. Turn oven off, DO NOT OPEN OVEN.
  4. One hour before serving, turn oven back on 45 minutes. Take rib out, LET STAND FOR 15 MINUTES. This is VERY important, it allows the juices to distribute.
  5. Do not carve "ahead of time", either. Scrape off the salt "shell." The meat directly underneath that will be very salty, but that's usually the fatty part that no one eats, anyways. The rest of it will be fine, I PROMISE!
  6. Serve with au jus and horseradish sauce.


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