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Please tell me how to salvage my ribs!

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Please tell me how to salvage my ribs!

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Allieroseww | | Jun 30, 2012 01:17 PM

First post from a longtime lurker . . . please be kind!

Expecting dinner guests tonight, I coated beautiful racks of pork ribs (St. Louis style, I think) with a dry rub of kosher salt, dark brown sugar, paprika, white sugar and pepper. The plan was to leave them overnight in the dry rub, cover tightly and roast very slowly at a low temperature, then baste with BBQ sauce and finish on the grill just before serving. I can share the recipe, from a popular but much-maligned TV personality, if anyone is interested.

I just found out that my guests' flight was cancelled and they won't make it in for dinner tonight. We have rescheduled to tomorrow. My question is this: are the ribs OK sitting another 24 hours in the dry rub? Should I roast them today, stick them in the fridge overnight and finish on the grill? Does it matter?

I am the type who treats expiration dates as gospel (despite reading many threads from chowhounds who disagree) so please tell me if the ribs will be OK, and how best to salvage them. Thank you!

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