Since summer is now in full swing, I thought I would try my hand at a new recipe. Now, of course you know that it’s gonna be on the grill.
On the Fourth of July, we had some friends over and also had a couple of racks of ribs that we got last minute, thanks to another dear friend, who made last minute plans and didn’t want the ribs to go to waste. 🙂 Free is always awesome! I had not planned on bbq ribs though, so I quickly went to the internet to find some recipes that would help me prepare a dry rub, but unfortunately the recipes did not fit what we had in the spice drawer, so it was time to improvise.
I created a semi dry rub that (no exaggeration) made Famous Dave’s taste obscure.
So, here is what I had in the cupboard.
I used, per lb. of meat:
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Turkish Oregano
1 tsp Smoked Paprika, Spanish Style
1 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Chili Pepper
1/4 tsp Onion
1/4 tsp Garlic
1/4 tsp Mesquite Smoke
1/4 tsp Red Pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Olive Oil
And of course, as with all recipes made by men, if you think something is off, just play around with it, till it tastes right to you.
I mixed everything together and then rubbed it into the meat. The trick to good ribs on a gas grill is aluminum foil. Before you place the seasonings on the ribs, set the ribs on the foil, so it will catch all the drippings. after rubbing both sides of the ribs with the spices, fold the foil to encase the ribs in an envelope of safety. This will allow the ribs to cook in their own juices and stay tender. I cooked mine (4 lbs ) for 1.5 hours @300˚F in the foil, and then removed it, and cooked 15 min. on each side, to give the meat that grilled look.
They where the best ribs I have eaten in my life, and I’m not just saying that because I made them. Now that’s the way to put a bang in the Fourth of July. I hope you enjoy your ribs!