Herbed Beef in Salt Crust
1 eye of round roast (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
1/3 C. olive oil
1/4 C. grated onion
1 t. garlic salt
1 t. dried basil leaves
1/2 t. dried marjoram leaves
1/2 t. dried thyme leaves
1/4 t. pepper
1 box Kosher salt (3 lbs.)
1 1/4 C. water
Combine oil, onion and seasonings in heavy plastic bag; mix well.
Add roast; coat well with marinade and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Combine Kosher salt and water to form a thick paste. Pat 1 cup of paste into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle in foiled lined pan. Place roast on salt layer; pack remaining salt paste around meat to seal well.
Bake at 350°F. 60 – 70 minutes or until thermometer registers 135°F (Steam may cause salt crust to crack slightly during roasting.)
Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes. Remove and discard salt crust. Carve thinly.