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Dry Rib Tips, A Great Appetizer

post #1 of 10
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I had friends coming over and there is something about having an appetizer ready when guests arrive that I think is very welcoming. 

 

I have been experimenting with using that horrible piece of ribs that come with side ribs. You know, the fatty piece that is criss crossed with cartilage and small bones. I started cubing it and cooking it in a modified 3-2-1 method. This friend loves the dry ribs you get as an appetizer in restaurants. So, I decided to try to make dried rib tips in the smoker.

 

I took about slab of rib ends that was a little over a pound. I cut it into 1 1/2 inch squares with a heavy knife to go through the cartilage and bones.

 

I tossed the squares with a barbecue rub, I used Louisiana Grills Sweet Spicy Smoky.

 

 

I put them in the smoker for 2 1/2 hours. I wanted them well coloured and just a little dry.

 

 

 

I put the rib tips in a roasting pan and added 50 ml (1/4 cup) orange juice.

 

 

 

I covered with foil and put it back in the smoker for 2 hours.

 

 

I took the rib tips out and tossed them with more barbecue rub to get a nice coating on them.

 

 

I put them back in the smoker for 40 minutes to dry the surface and set the rub.

 

Here is the finished product.

 

 

 

The Verdict

 

This is one of the best things I ever made. The meat had a dry surface with a nice chew but was still moist and tender on the inside. The sugar in the rub made a great coating and tasted great. The fat and connective tissue had completely dissolved and they were easy to eat. Just have a bowl for the remaining bones.

 

The only thing I would change would be to make more next time as these quickly disappeared.

 

Disco

post #2 of 10

Looks tasty, Disco, and I agree - guests really like an appetizer waiting when they come in the door

 

:points:

 

Pete

post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IdahoPZ View Post
 

Looks tasty, Disco, and I agree - guests really like an appetizer waiting when they come in the door

 

:points:

 

Pete

Thanks for the point, IdahoPZ! From the time I have spent in Idaho, that kind of hospitality is common.

 

Disco

post #4 of 10

Great idea Disco!

 

I usually eat them off the smoker while the ribs are smoking.

 

Gonna try this for sure!

 

Points!

 

Al

post #5 of 10
Looks great Disco!

I've used that piece for char Sui before, tasty!
post #6 of 10
Oh yeah

Points!
post #7 of 10

Great idea Disco! Will be setting those pieces aside from now on to try this out points1.png

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Great idea Disco!

 

I usually eat them off the smoker while the ribs are smoking.

 

Gonna try this for sure!

 

Points!

 

Al

 

Thanks for the point, Al. I was surprised how good they were.

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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Looks great Disco!

I've used that piece for char Sui before, tasty!

 

Char siu bites is what I did on my first try. I agree, very good. Thanks for the point, Case.

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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post
 

Great idea Disco! Will be setting those pieces aside from now on to try this out points1.png

The point is much appreciated, Duke.

 

Disco

post #9 of 10
I could eat a few of those!biggrin.gif
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

I could eat a few of those!biggrin.gif

Thanks, B!

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