I recently picked up a case of ribs through my buddy at his discount price ($1 lb) but for some reason they smell kind of funny. They came all frozen together in a box and all of them were in one big plastic bag. I removed them and froze them two per pack with my vacuum sealer. Right when I opened them they had a strange smell that I have never smelled before. I was hoping that with my rub and smoking and mopping BBQ sauce on them that I wouldn't taste that flavor but some of the bites you can taste that strange flavor. My question is have anyone of you tried or heard of any type of solution or brine if you want to call it that I could soak the ribs in to try and get rid or hide some of that flavor. I have 10 more racks that I need to use up so I have to figure out some way to eat them. To most people they would probably taste fine but to us spoiled guys who are use to good quality Q they just were not up to par. And to top it off I was smelling that before I cooked them so I knew where that strange flavor was coming from.
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2/1/10 at 12:19pm