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Christmas Prime Rib

Christmas Prime Rib

Hollie Schultz
An easy recipe to make a perfect prime rib for Christmas
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 436 kcal


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onions minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs beef rib eye roast
  • 3 TBSP kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  • Combine oil, garlic, sea salt, basil, marjoram, thyme and pepper in a large plastic bag. Shake to mix well. Add the roast and coat well with marinade. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Another option is to use a large Dutch oven (my favorite!).
  • In a large bowl, mix kosher salt and water to create a thick paste. Layer 1 cup of salt paste about 1/2 inch thick on the bottom of the pan. Pat dry your roast with paper towels and place meat on top of 1/2 inch salt layer in your pan. Pack the remaining salt paste on all sides of the meat.
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees. Before slicing allow the meat to rest for 10-15 minutes. Remove and throw away the salt crust before slicing and serving. Then, enjoy a very merry Christmas feast!


Calories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 34gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 2998mgPotassium: 467mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 3mg
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