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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Barbecued Ribs

I've been asked to provide a recipe for ribs - but since I don't have any on hand at the moment, and can't find my camera - any pictures will be ripped off from somewhere ... those on top are baby back ribs and the spare ribs are on the bottom.

There are 2 sorts of ribs - those baby back ribs and the plain old spareribs - it is only a matter of preference - both are cooked the same way. I do sometimes boil the ribs beforehand - if I want to cook them in a 2 step process - it takes longer overall and makes more of a mess, but it's useful if you want to get most of the cooking out of the way early in the day and quickly finish them off right before you eat. I just simmer them in a large pot with half an onion and a bit of thyme for about half an hour.

1 rack of ribs

1 bottle of barbecue sauce

Line baking pan with aluminum foil - ribs make an awful mess that you don't want to have to clean up afterwards.

With a pastry brush cover all sides of the meat with the barbecue sauce. You can let this marinate for a few hours before cooking if you like.

Preheat oven to 300F (150C) - then place the ribs on a rack in the pan, cover pan tightly with foil, and bake for one and one-half hours.

Pour off the excess grease and apply another coating of barbecue sauce.

Bake uncovered another 30 minutes or until tender - it may take up to 30 minutes more - the bones should be loose when you wiggle them.

Place under broiler for 3 or 4 minutes.

Serve with extra barbecue sauce - the ribs can be cut into one or two rib pieces.


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