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Old 12-30-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
 
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Pork Ribs Suggestions???

Am looking at baby back ribs for dinner New Years Day...

Have my own "tried and true" recipe for these, but I'd like to try "something different"...

Its only one full rack in quantity, and the "other restriction" is that its got to be "preparable" between a microwave and and electric oven and/or stove top.

Thanking you guys in advance, and, me being me, as much detail as possible, please?

Again, thanks!

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Old 12-30-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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Do you have a broiler in your oven???
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Of course!

Do go on!

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Old 12-31-2004, 02:13 AM   #4
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Since you said you were going to do them in the oven. Preheat oven to 250. One hour prior to cooking take the ribs out of the refer and let them get to room temp but while waiting cut the membrane off the back of the ribs if you want them coat them with a thin coat of yellow mustard and put on the rub. Them turn them over and do the other side. Wrap them in foil and cook them for 3-4 hours. The bone will pull away from the meat when their done. If you want you can then put on some BBQ sauce or just serve it on the side. Here's one of the rubs I use:

1TBS Garlic Powder
1TBS Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1TBS Cayenne Pepper (less if you don't like it hot)
1TBS Black Pepper
1Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Paprika

Don't worry you won't even tast the mustard on the ribs but it does help you less rub and helps it stick to the ribs.
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Hey Cliff!

I'd just about "forgotten" about using "wet mustard" in a rub!

Thanks for the reminder!

Have never tried "ribs in foil", but, logically, it will work!

Any other ideas, folks?

(BTW, Cliff, you are showing a good deal of knowledge in cooking ribs by removing that back membrane!)(Supersmart concept!)

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Old 12-31-2004, 04:34 AM   #6
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I like to start by peeling the membrane, too. My favorite way to cook them is to season them up with either rib spice or cajun seasoning and roast them in a low oven on a rack. I also like to mop them w/BBQ sauce towards the end, finishing them on broil. They're good in foil or braised, too, but I like the dry roast method best (of methods you can do in an oven).
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Originally Posted by Lifter
Of course!

Do go on!

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Sorry...didn't get back to this in time...

My special rib recipe:

Soak ribs in enough apple juice to cover, at least one hour.

Rib Rub:

2 T Season Salt

2 T Black Pepper

1 c Brown Sugar

1 t Garlic

2 c Peach Preserves

Rub Peach on both sides of the slab, add generously and evenly brown sugar, and spices. Let sit for 1 hour. Put the rib back in the pan, cover pan with plastic wrap, and aluminum foil and braise at 275 for about 45-60 minutes until tender...

Pull ribs out of apple juice braise(save), let cool to room temperature. Turn on broiler. Grab your favorite BBQ sauce, add some of the braising liquid to the sauce, along with whatever makes your BBQ sauce taste great.

Broil til completely satisfied, mopping ribs with sauce to your liking.
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:35 PM   #8
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I'm making ribs today and will finally try the mustard method along with the rub. Figured I'd cook the ribs in the oven and then finish them off on the grill. I'll report back this evening!
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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Sorry Lifter, any recipes we would have require cooking them outdoors.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:36 PM   #10
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A bit of a deviation, but can someone recommend something for pork spareribs? I'll be cooking it outside on a gas grill. Assuming I can just use the same recipes as below?
I bought a slab of spare ribs and had the butcher cut it in half the long way. I figured this way I could make it two different ways.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:52 PM   #11
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I've had the ribs in the oven for about two hours now and have resisted the temptation to peek, I figure another hour and then I'll throw it on the grill. I've gotta tell ya, I couldn't help but feel as if I were ruining the ribs when I smeared them with mustard but I have faith in you folks! :D I'm gonna fire up the grill soon and apply the rub. I'm also using JD Spicy Grilling Sauce, crossing my fingers!!!
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DC - yes, you did ruin the ribs - stick them on the back porch and I will pick them up and eat them for you - I know I am doing a wonderful thing here - really, don't anyone tell me what a GREAT friend I am - I know - I'm on my way DC - PLEASE - don't eat them :P

Another good way to do baby backs with a whole different taste is just with white vinegar salt and pepper - maybe a little five spice ground with a bit of garlic.

Yet another way I like is to use a hot gingerale - Blenheim (I'm not sure of the spelling) has a hot/spicy gingerale and it makes a great marinade along with sliced onions. - Then finish under a broiler or on the grill - if they don't fall off the bone - otherwise they are great as is.
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:24 PM   #13
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Elf, I knew I could count on you! One thing I love about my friends is that they would never, ever, EVER mislead me! Ever! I'll leave the ribs on the back porch and they will be properly packaged and clearly marked!
I've never heard of spicy ginger ale. Where would I find that? I'm always willing to try something new! :D 8)
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WHEW!!!!! DC = I sure am glad you got this message in time - I would hate for your whole family to admitted to intensive care with mustard on ribs poisening!!!!!!!!

If a store has this type of gingerale at all I usually find it with the other gingerale in the mixer section of a grocery store - some stores around here have quit carrying it and WHY I'll never know - it's good to drink too - extra kick - and if I were a bourbon drinker I'm sure would add that "something" to a Jack and ginger!!! - especially with some food like you're going to serve!

OK - I'll be by soon - really, you don't have to send me anything for saving your life 8)
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:54 PM   #15
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Lifter, you can use the aforementioned methods without worry! The ribs are a huge success, I can't pick up a bone without meat falling off! I regret that I didn't have time to use the rub, I'm sure they would taste better. Thanks everyone! :D
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Don't worry, Elf, I didn't get any ribs either. These d*** heyena's I call family and friends got 'em all. That's okay, I decided to stay home while they go out (I'm avoiding trouble) and am preparing my gourmet BBQ wings for myself! :twisted:
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Thanks for the report DC!

I'm going to give the mustard rub a go....

However, I've already "tweaked" this a little...

My rib rack is currently peeled and esconced on a large pot with 10c of boiling water, 3 pkg of dryed onion soup mix, 3T of chopped garlic, 2 oz soya sauce and 1c lemon juice, to soak up some "background flavour" overnight (and this greatly reduces cooking time in the oven)

But am anxious to try out the mustard!

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Old 01-01-2005, 05:41 AM   #18
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Lifter, here's a very tasty clone of the sauce used in the Bar-B-Barn chain in Montreal, especially if you like them slightly on the sweet side. This recipe calls for parboiling the ribs -- not sure you can do that with a rack, cut it up maybe? I always parboil my ribs; it really lends to their tenderness at the end, but I always buy the "country" style ribs, which may be meatier than the babybacks. Not sure that step would apply here.


Bar-B-Barn Ribs

2 lb Ribs, Parboiled
2 c Brown Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 c Apple Sauce
1/2 c Lemon Juice
1/2 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Garlic Powder

In a heavy saucepan, mix apple sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt,
pepper, paprika, garlic powder and cinnamon. Over medium-high heat, bring
the sauce to the boiling point and continue boiling for one to two minutes.
Place parboiled ribs in an ovenproof dish and brush liberally with the
sauce. Bake for 45 minutes at 350'F. Turn ribs and bush underside with
remaining sauce. Continue baking for 45 minutes. Serves four.
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I'm cooking a monster rack of pork spareribs today since I finally got it right last night. You're tweaking sounds great, Lifter, wish I would have read your post last night! I may try a combination of your method and Catseye's method and will definitely use the rub this time!
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The mustard rub method turned out really nice....can't say I ever saw my wife go through that much meat!

My "traditional method" is like this:

12 c boiling water
4 pkg onion soup mix*
8-12 oz lemon juice
4 tbsp garlic, chopped
6 oz soya sauce
2 oz Worcestshire sauce
(optional) .5 oz hot sauce

(* Lipton's Hot 'n spicey onion with garlic, if you can find it!)

Mix above ingredients together in a roaster, bring to low boil

Insert ribs, having "peeled" them

Leave to soak 5-18 hours.

Remove and discard marinade.

"Salt" the ribs with Lowry's Seasoning Salt and garlic powder.

Put into oven at 300 degrees, on grilling pan, and cook slow until done to your taste of how "wet" or "dry" you like "yours" (I like mine drier than do most), generally between 90 and 150 minutes...

I like a simple rice on the side, with a garden salad...fresh fruit pieces as a dessert, if any...

Only my daughter wants the Diana Chicken and Rib sauce, I find this has a flavouring all to itself...

If you like this, and have a deep fryer, I have a RoadHouse Rib Recipe that rocks...but alas have no deep fryer...

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