Derby and Boxing
May 9, 2011 3:15 pm
Updated: May 13, 2011 5:11 am
If you read my last blog, I wanted to have a Kentucky Derby party with mint juleps and funny hats. I figured it would be something simple and just have a few people over (1 to 3 people) and either order pizza or Kentucky Fried Chicken (hellooooo
It ended up being a BBQ with 22 people that started at 1pm and ended after the Mosley/Pacquiao fight about midnight. :-O
I made a pitcher of mint juleps that I ended up drink the most of. Turns out my beer and vodka loving friends don't like bourbon no matter how much simple syrup you put in it. Wusses. Since I normally drink Irish Whiskey or Crown, Bourbon doesn't bother
me. So me and the two other people that drink Crown were the only ones that could tolerate the bourbon flavor. Amateurs.
We had BBQ baby back ribs, lobster, hot dogs, fried won tons, spinach salad, baked pasta, and fried chicken. All the chicken was bought and brought. Not a single person brought KFC! (helloooooo KENTUCKY Derby!)
Here is my easy way to handle baby back ribs. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a rack of ribs in the middle of large heavy duty foil. Season well the front and back of the rack and seal in the foil. I like to use either Slap Ya Mama or Corky's Dry Rub.
Make a separate packet for each rack of ribs. Put on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 1-1/2 hours. This is enough to cook the ribs without them getting too soft. When the ribs are done, remove the ribs from the foil and put them on the BBQ
and add your favorite sauce. Cook long enough to build up the coating of BBQ sauce and to put a nice crust on the meat. Voila!