Hawaiian Alaea Salt Seasoned Prime Rib
If Prime Rib was prepared for Hawaiian Royalty, I would imagine it being prepared with Alaea Salt and mashed taro in place of mashed potatoes and perhaps a shake or two of Hawaiian chili pepper water. This is my twist on this classic dish.
5 lbs. prime rib roast
2 tbsp. Hawaiian Alaea salt
6 cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
1 tsp. Black pepper or peppercorns
1 tsp. Rosemary, roughly chopped
2 tsp. Thyme, roughly chopped
1 cup Red wine
2 ½ cups Beef stock
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make sure rib roast is at room temperature. In a food processor, pulse together salt, garlic, peppercorn and herbs. Rub mixture on prime rib roast. Place on oven rack and roast for 15 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 325 and cook about 15 minutes per pound. Using a meat thermometer inserted in the middle, make sure the temperature reads 120 degrees for medium rare or 130 for medium. Remove, set aside and let rest at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.
To make jus, add wine to sauce pan and reduce on high heat for 5 minutes, until wine has thickened. Add beef broth, 2 sprigs of thyme and reduce another 10 minutes. Taste the jus, then gradually add pan drippings to the reduction (making sure it doesn’t get too salty). Avoid adding large chunks of salt. If the jus does get too salty, add a little beef broth until the flavor has evened out. Serve by carving meat at the table adding a dollop of horseradish on the side.