Koji Prime Rib Recipe
1 standing rib roast
Freshly ground black pepper
Koji beef jus
Using a sharp knife, cut meat away from bone in one piece, cutting as close to the bone as possible, leaving you with a boneless roast and a slab of rib bones; reserve rib bones. Pat roast dry with paper towels; then using your hands, slather shio koji over entire surface of the roast and rib bones. Place roast back on bones, and, using butcher's twine, tie together so that roast looks as it did before meat was removed from the bones. Transfer roast, fat cap side up, to a wire rack set in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, then refrigerate, uncovered, at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 225 degrees F . Using a paper towel, gently wipe away excess bits of shio koji from the fat cap side of the roast. Transfer baking sheet with rack and roast to oven and cook until internal temperature registers 125 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer at the roast's thickest point for medium-rare or 135 degrees F for medium, 4 to 5 hours. Remove roast from oven, tent loosely with foil, and let rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, increase oven temperature to 500 degrees F or highest possible temperature. Ten minutes before guests are ready to be served, remove foil, place roast back in hot oven, and cook until deeply browned and crisp on the exterior, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer roast to a carving board.
Cut away twine, and separate roast from ribs. Using a sharp knife, cut between ribs to separate into individual pieces, and then slice roast into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Serve right away, passing coarse sea salt and koji beef jus at the table.