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Standing Rib Roast in Salt Crust

No recipe image available.Salt-encrusted and roasted to perfection. An elegant, incredibly tender, juicy and flavorful standing beef rib roast worthy of gracing any special occasion table.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups coarse kosher salt
1 (6 to 8-pound) standing rib roast, trimmed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl stir together the salt and 3/4 cup water until mixture forms a slightly stiff paste.
  2. Arrange the rib roast, fat side up, in a roasting pan and coat it completely with the salt mixture, patting the mixture on about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Roast the beef in the middle of a preheated oven 325°F (160°C) oven for 2 hours (about 22 minutes per pound), or until a meat thermometer registers 130°F (55°C) for medium-rare meat.
  4. Transfer the beef to a cutting board and let it stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the crust with a hammer and carve the roast.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.