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When it comes to BBQ, a rack of ribs always creates excitement. And they’re fairly easy to prepare when you know the basics.
Start by making a dry rub. You’ll need Sugar, Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder and Paprika. Leave the Salt out for now. We’ll tell you why in a bit.
Feel free to freestyle or tweak or substitute flavors as you want, but you can pretty much use 1 to 1½ tablespoons of each ingredient and get great results.
Combine these dry ingredients evenly and that’s it.
With your ribs already thawed, washed and patted dry, take off any excess fat or tissue including that thin membrane on the bone side to help the meat absorb more flavor. It comes off fairly easily. Just cut a little corner to get a grip and peel it all off. It’s OK if it doesn’t come right off with one pull.
Now to season. Add salt separately so you can have more control over your salt levels. This is up to your taste and/or dietary needs.
Then apply your dry rub. It’s a rub, so after sprinkling it on make sure to rub it all over.
Flip it over and treat the other side the same. As much coverage as possible.
You want to let the seasoning soak in a bit. Ideally, you want to wrap it in cling wrap and leave it in the fridge overnight. But if time is of the essence, a 2 hour period should do the trick.
Your next step is to put the ribs on the grill. You’ll want to grill with indirect heat, covered for 1½ to 2 hours.
Here’s a tip: Put a heat-safe bowl of water on the grill to help keep the ribs moist while cooking. Check it from time to time and top it up with warm water if needed.
About 2 hours later, you should be looking something like this. Almost done. Time to finish up the ribs with some caramelization.
Brush on a generous coat of your favorite BBQ sauce. Of course, the more particular you are the better, but a very basic sauce will do since you already added nice flavors with your dry rub. Coat both sides and leave it on the grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side so the sauce caramelizes.
While that’s happening, cover some veggies with a little olive oil. Salt and black pepper optional.
Then place them on the grill while the ribs finish. Sweet Peppers, Onion and Garlic change flavour for the better and make nice sides when they’re roasted.
You can serve ribs up as part of a meal, cut them up like cutters or present them family style. Either way, all you need is a little color for your ribs to look superb.
And that’s it. A rib platter that can earn you stripes on the grill. To see this process in action, check out the video below. And check out the grill section at your favorite Massy Stores location so you can get grilling too