Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dry rubbed ribs

This weekend I was lucky enough to go up to Pender Harbour and relax with my close friend Nancy. We spent a very relaxing (lazy) day on Saturday, we had planned to do some painting but unfortunately or is that fortunately it was too cold.  So we spent a good deal of the day researching an upcoming trip to Europe and playing quiddler, a favourite word game.

We decided to make one of our guilty pleasures for dinner, dry rubbed baby back ribs.  I know these are not good for you but they do taste so darned good.

First make the rub.

Mix together the following

  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of chili
  • 2 teaspoon of salt

Rub this over both sides of the ribs.

At this point I would normally have wrapped this in tinfoil, but we were all out, so I used parchment paper instead.

Very neatly wrapped ribs
In fact I will do this in the future, the ribs don't stick stayed nice and moist and I am sure it is more ecological than tin foil.  Put in a 300 oven for 2 1/2 hours, by which time the ribs should be cooked through and very tender.

A delicious gin and tonic to celebrate the sunshine while the ribs cooked
Unwrap the ribs and put back in the oven which should now be 350 for about half an hour until the ribs have crisped around the edges slightly but not dried out.

Finished ribs
This rack fed the two of us very generously along with a salad and potatoes.

All in all a good dish and good day.

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