Prime Rib Roast with a Horseradish Salt & Pepper Crust
This Prime Rib with a Horseradish Salt + Pepper Crust is tender, flavourful and so delicious! A decadent and special main dish.
- Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Resting Time: 4 hours
- Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Beef
- Method: Barbecue
- 1 – 6 lb prime rib of beef
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup mixed herbs: (rosemary, thyme (anything else you like))
- 3/4 – 1 cup grated fresh horseradish (Buy a root and grate it, don’t use the jarred stuff)
- 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup pepper corns
- 1 tbsp coarse salt
- 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
- drip pan with wine or Guinness beer in it (about 2 cups, but you’ll likely have to add more)
- In a small bowl, mix together the oil, herbs, horseradish and salt & pepper. I left the amounts above not precise, as the amounts are really up to you, and how spicy you like your meat. My husband adds a lot, as we love the flavours, and also because, a lot of the rub falls off into the drip pan.
- Rub the spice mix over the entire surface of the prime rib, then wrap meat in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or even overnight.
- Bring your meat out prior to cooking, and allow time to have it come up to room temperature prior to putting it on the barbecue.
- Preheat your barbecue on medium. Then unwrap the meat and place it in the centre of your oiled grill (with the centre burner turned off) or, put it on a rotisserie. We prefer to do ours on the rotisserie.
- If you are doing your meat on a rotisserie, make sure to have a drip pan under your meat, it catches all the good drippings, and you can make gravy or a sauce with it (just make sure to strain it first). We put red wine or Guinness beer in the pan during the cooking process.
- It will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on how you like it done. We like it medium-rare, so we usually do it for about 2 1/2 hours. And this all depends on how big your roast is.
- Remove your roast when it is about 5 degrees below the internal temperature you want, and let it sit, covered with foil, for about 15 minutes.
Here is a temperature guide for doneness:
- Rare: 140 degrees F
- Medium: 160 degrees F
- Well Done: 170 degrees F
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