So I have decided that the goal of my summer will be to create and perfect my rib recipe. The journey means I will be testing many rib recipes (which I will share with all of you) until I find the one that I love the most. Here is my first attempt on this journey. I par-boiled the ribs which to many people is blasphemy, but I had to start with the ribs I grew up on. My mother and aunt always par-boiled their ribs so I began this journey with what I know best.
I made these ribs for friends a couple of weeks ago. They were good. They fell in love with the barbecue sauce I think more than the ribs themselves. They did come out tender and I don’t feel that any taste was lost from par-boiling them first. I would definitely make these again, especially when I don’t have the time to go out and barbecue ribs for several hours. These will become a go to winter recipe for me.
Another journey this summer will be to perfect my food photography. These pictures aren’t the best. I have learned that natural light makes my pictures so much better. These were unfortunately taken on a rainy day and the lighting in my kitchen is awful. I’m trying to work with it the best I can. We will see how far I come on both these journeys. Enjoy!
1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce (any will do, homemade is best)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large pot pour in enough water to cover the meat. Bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, salt and pepper both sides of the ribs. Add ribs to the water. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
Wrap ribs in tin foil. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil from ribs. Baste with your favorite barbecue sauce. Place back in oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Slice and serve with additional barbecue sauce on the side if you wish.