Beef rib roast with spiced salt

Spice up your beef rib roast, the king of roasts, with spiced salt and serve with luscious garlic mayonnaise on the side.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • 15 mins marinating
  • Serves 8
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Photography by Anson Smart. Styling by David Morgan


Beef rib roast with spiced salt
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup (60g) sea salt flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 kilogram beef standing rib roast (about 4 ribs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Garlic mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (300g) whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard


Beef rib roast with spiced salt
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Using a mortar and pestle, grind the seeds together until coarsely crushed. Add salt, mixed spice and pepper, mix well. Remove a third of the spice mixture and reserve. Brush beef with oil, rub remaining spice mixture all over beef.
  • 3
    Roast beef, uncovered, about 1 1/2 hours for rare, or until cooked as desired. Cover, stand, 15 minutes, before carving. Meanwhile, toast remaining spice mixture in a dry pan until fragrant, allow to cool.
  • 4
    For garlic mayonnaise, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Serve beef with garlic mayonnaise and toasted spice mixture.


Ask the butcher to tie beef with string between ribs to retain a neat shape while cooking.

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