Cajun Prime Rib
4 pounds rib roast
4 tablespoons pepper
4 tablespoons garlic powder
1/4 cup salt
2 onions, sliced
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon white pepper
1 tablespoon fennel seed
1 tablespoon pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Place a rib roast in a large roasting pan. Remove any fat in one piece and
reserve. Cut slits 1/2-inch deep in the meat so the spices will penetrate. Over
the top of the meat sprinkle pepper, then garlic powder, and then salt, totally
covering the garlic layer.
Carefully arrange thinly sliced onions in an even layer on top of the salt so as
not to disturb the seasoning. Refrigerate overnight.
Place the fat piece back on top and bake the roast at 550*F until the fat is
dark brown, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
Refrigerate until well chilled, about 3 hours.
Remove the fat and discard. Scrape off the onions and as much of the seasonings
as possible and discard. Then with a long knife, slice between the ribs into
In a bowl combine salt, white pepper, fennel seed, pepper, dry mustard, and
cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the steaks and blacken in a heavy skillet over
very high heat.
Makes 6 servings.