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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!

Happy Eating!

Jul. 5, 2009 6:00 pm
So cute that you couldn't wait to taste them before writing to us! I love smoking also, & all things to do w/ the grill. I use my lg. grill (w/ its lid) as a smoker sometimes. Have you ever tried tea-smoking? That gives great flavor to poultry (incl'g. duck), fish, & shrimp! Best to use Lapsang Souchong, but it's been delicious w/ green tea from teabags also. Do read up on a smoking recipe because you have to add ingreds. such as: rice, spices (cinnamon, star anise), etc.
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I'm a sports nut who likes to cook & hates to clean. I've worked as a cook for a while a long time ago, now I do it for friends, fam, whoever, as long as they'll do the dishes.
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