Time to celebrate!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jirodriguez, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So we finally got our first official day above 70°! [​IMG]


    That's a good enough excuse in my book to fire up the WSM and cook up some ribs!

    The Costco around here quit carrying the full slab of spare ribs, and now carries the St. Lois cut spare ribs - they are actually done very well! This was the first time I had bought them and I do like them.

    Here are the three victims all rinsed, dried, and ready to get some rub!


    .... short while later, a slather of mustard, and some home made rub! We are ready to go! [​IMG]


    Onto the WSM at 250° with some cherry wood for the smoke.


    Fast forward 3 hrs. and ready to foil.... had two in the foil then rememberd to take a pic.... lol.


    Left them in the foil for about 1 hr. 20 min., and I discoverd that if you foil them without any additional liquid they come out perfect! Very moist, but not falling appart.


    Brushed them with some sauce and tossed onto the Weber Kettle for a high heat caramelization of the sauce.


    Oh snap! Man those look good! They came out perfect, just a nice light smoke ring and loads of flavor!


    .... and if this don't spell the end to a perfect day then I don't know what does!


    Except maybe this! (my 10 yr. old daughter checked out a cook book based upon Disneys The Princess and the Frog movie, and this is "Ray's Mud Pie" - she made it all by herself)

  2. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    haaah Nice Job. Looks yumee.

    I do so love my WSM!!!!!!!!!
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking Ribs and tell your Daughter, Great Job on the Pie!!! Heck, she will be kicking your Butt in the kitchen by 15!...JJ
  4. Looks great Johnny. Dessert looks quite mouth watering.
  5. Looks spot on and that dessert is beautiful! Seems the daughter may be a budding pastry chef!
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job on the ribs man and congrats to your daughter on a great dessert 
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all! Just tucking into half a dozen ribs for lunch! [​IMG]

    My daughter liked all the compliments on her desert.... I told her I expect her to be cooking dinner for me by the time she's 16... lol.
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Send me a PM if you want some kid friendly recipes - I have them from our 4H class we teach 
  9. I think i just drooled on my keyboard[​IMG]
  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Keyboard covers! Mandatory if you are going to spend any amount of time looking at this site! [​IMG]

  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice ribs, and great job by your daughter! 
  12. Nice job by the whole family![​IMG]
  13. Very nice looking St Louie's.  Can't beat the WSM...Now give us the rub and your sauce recipe for our close scrutinization!  LOL

    Ray's Mud Pie...WELL DONE!
  14. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Shoooooo.. I think the pie looks better than the ribs... way to go girl....BTW.. ribs look good too
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Johnny, you could feed me any time!

    As to your weather?  Tighten your seat belt.  It is weed season!  [​IMG]

    Good luck and good smoking.
  16. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job!
  17. What a super looking meal. The pie rocks too........[​IMG]
  18. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those ribs look fantastic and the pie even better!
  19. I am just across the river from you in Washougal. I cooked the smae ribs and some ABT's (first time with ABT's...not the last after they went so fast!). Here is tohoping the sun sticks around a bit...but looking out the window, it is wishful thinking :(
  20. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well if I actually wrote down my recipes I could give you exact amounts but here is the basics:

    • 3/4 C brown sugar
    • 1/4 C Paprika
    • 1/4 C Granulated Garlic
    • 2 Tbs. Kosher Salt
    • 2 Tbs. fresh cracked pepper
    • 1/2 tsp. cayanne powder
    • taste it and adjust as desired... you can add if you want as well.
    • 1 Part Sweet Baby Rays Original
    • 1/2 part cider vinegar
    • 1/2 part apple juice
    • Molassas to taste
    • Heat to a low simmer and let it reduce by approx. 1/3 to 1/2 - taste and adjust as neaded. It is a somewhat thin sauce with a nice tang to it.
    On the plus side this next weekend is supposed to nice as well.... time for more ABT's! [​IMG]

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