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July 4 Barbecue Epic Fail - Ribs


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July 4 Barbecue Epic Fail - Ribs

TrishUntrapped | Jul 4, 2011 06:33 PM

I had a nice little 4th of July cookout this weekend, just some family and friends.

One of my favorite things to make on the grill is pork ribs. I went to a good meat store and asked the butcher to saw a huge slab of ribs in half lengthwise. This makes smaller ribs, easy to eat. I like them this way.

The morning of the barbecue I cooked the ribs in the oven in water and whole peppercorns for about an hour. This makes them good and tender.

Chilled them for about two hours to get the meat good and ready for grilling, then slathered them in red Ah So Sauce, which makes them pinkish and taste like Chinese restaurant spare ribs. Since many people are unfamiliar with Ah So sauce it is treat to have ribs this way, and I was looking forwarded to serving my guests something they may not have had before.

I had two grills going, one gas, one charcoal. My husband came into the kitchen and said the charcoal was ready. I told him I would cook the ribs on t he grill, but he insisted. He was having fun drinking some Old Speckled Hen beer and you know boys with fire....

So I said ok but don't cook them long they are pretty much precooked...

Here are the before and after pictures... as Lucy Ricardo once said, "Charcoal is good for your teeth..."

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