Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"Righteous" Ribs

Sorry for the delay ladies, When you read this, you will know why I didn't hop on it. It is three full pages of instructions and ingredients in our cookbook. So, here it is, but I warn you, these are an all-day affair.

Basic Barbeque Rub:
1/4 cup coarse salt
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
3 T freshly ground black pepper
1 T garlic powder
1 T dried onion flakes
1/2-1 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t celery seeds

Combine all. Transfer to a jar, cover and store away from heat and light for up to several months
To USE: Rub into pork, beef, chicken or robust fish. You can cook meat at once, or let it marinate for 2-4 hours.

Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce:
6 T packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Worcestershire
2 T dark rum
2 T yellow mustard
1 T liquid smoke
1 T pure chili powder
2 t freshly ground pepper
2 t garlic powder
1 t ground allspice
1/4 t ground cloves
4 cups ketchup
coarse salt and pepper

Combine all but the ketchup in a large heavy saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce becomes smooth and all ingredients look dissolved.
Add ketchup and bring to a boil, stirring well.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Grilling the Ribs:

Special Equipment:
2 cups woodchips, preferably applewood, soaked in 2 cups apple cider for 1 hour, then drained.

1.Remove papery skin on ribs. (6 pounds worth)
Sprinkle with rub, and marinate for 1 hour.
2. Set up grill for indirect heating, place woodchips in smoker box on the bottom of BBQ and heat until you see smoke.
3. Place ribs above and grill for 1 hour.
4. Begin brushing with BBQ sauce. Use up half on one side, and half on other side.

This whole process will take hours and hours. We have only done it a handful of times for that reason, but we would sure like to do it more often. Oh, and Aidan says that he is available as a grill instuctor. Where there are ribs, he will go.


Niki said...

WOW! They must be incredible to justify the effort! (Vanessa says they are) Thank you for taking the time to TYPE all the instructions, wonder if we could make the ribs themselves in almost the same amount of time??
We will take you up on your kind offer of a grill instructor named Aidan, as long as he brings his smoke box, his wife Johanna and his 3 adorable children. Rob is excited to try this one out, I think it's the smoke box......
Will call to arrange the details, Jo!

Johannah said...

We eagerly await said arrangements.