1st Try: 5th of July food party in my mouth.
Jul. 5, 2009 3:54 pm
Updated: Jul. 5, 2009 6:00 pm
Well I've never been a fan of blogs, much less started my own but here goes.
I have no idea what to put in this: whether I should just throw something out there, try to entertain, teach, or other.
Anyway today was RIB DAY! I love ribs!
First I decided to do a short salt and paprika brine of my big rack of rib for about 30 minutes.
From there I patted dry and rubbed w/ a low sodium soy sauce. Then rubbed in a thick amount of my dry rub (smoked spanish paprika, lots of brown sugar, lots of garlic, a fair amount of onion, some bacon salt, and a hit of chipotle powder).
Let it rest for 1.5hrs in the fridge then room temperature for another 30 min. Set up the smoker using a mix of hickory and mesquite soaked in a water/scotch bath. On to the smoker as close to 200 as I could get for 3 hours. Turning on the 1& 2 hour marks with a quick basting of a sweet bbq sauce and a hit of reserved rub that had a bit of extra chipotle added to it.
During the middle I made some old fashion potato salad complements of the recipe exchange.
Now I'm mixing a quick leafy salad and the ribs come off the smoker in 15min. Hope it's good, the yard smells amazing!