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Honey Ginger RIBS

Fork
Picked up 2 racks of ribs from the butchers this afternoon and decided to finally give cooking them a shot. They turned out amazing!

I ate a whole rack for dinner, then when I was packing up the other one I couldn't help myself and ate a few more ribs from that one too..

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Cooking stats:

2 racks (1.5kg) of ribs cooked for 3 hours on the weber with indirect heat then 15 minutes on direct heat once basted.

Coal trays were 3/4 full, had one water tray in there that needed to be filled up 2 hours in.

Temperature started at 250F and hovered around 220F until the end.

Flavour was amazing, very sweet with a nice tang and a hint of spice.
The sauce almost crystalised making a nice shell, meat was tender and came off the bone easy.

They held their own against most of the american ribs I ate over there.. and I ate a hell of a lot!

My only gripe is that two racks fit on the weber.. to cook more I'll need to invest in a rib rack stand thing, or try make my own out of coathangers..


Here's the recipe for the basting sauce I used, altered slightly.

Tony Roma's Carolina Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe!

1 cup ketchup (used Tomato sauce)
1 cup vinegar (used apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup molasses (used treacle)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (I skipped this, as the ribs were smoked)
1/2 teaspon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce (used Sriracha/Rooster Sauce)

1. Combine all of the ingredients for the bbq sauce in a saucepan over high heat. Stir/whisk the ingredients until smooth.

2. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered.

3. In 30-45 minutes, when the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat. If you want a thicker sauce, heat it longer. If you make the sauce too thick, thin it with vinegar.

4. Cook ribs for 3-5 hours, move to direct heat and baste on sauce. Cook each side for 5 minutes at a time until cooked.


Make sure you remove the membrane from the back of the ribs before you cook them.
Fun
Fucking love ribs, would have to be one of my favourite dishes. Definitely going to try to at least throw together the BBQ sauce, I have a huge weakspot for it. Looks like you did a bang up job Fork, goodwork!
Fork
After a bit of a dry spell on the ribs front, I've eaten them for dinner three times in the last five days..

Got a slow cooker for my birthday and have been experimenting with them again, tried something new last night and it turned out amazing.

I found this honey ginger recipe and thought it would be a nice change from the usual tangy bbq flavour. They turned out absolutely divine. Sweet honey with a bit of ginger tang, neither of which was overpowering or became too much even after a huge portion. I made 4x the recipe because it states to double it if using a large slow cooker, then I love extra sauce as it never goes astray and helps keep them super moist while cooking so I doubled it again.

As a side I also whipped up these honey corn bread muffins which were also fucking amazing, and got gobbled up when used to soak up the extra rib sauce.

If you're going to cook the ribs (in the slow cooker), let me know as I have a few tips that might help :)

I'm afraid I didn't take a single picture of them, but in compensation here's a photo of me at Glastonbury doing the ribs dance - where you jump around shouting RIBS, RIBS, RIBS, to the giant spider god blasting WUB WUB WUB WUBBBS.

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