Johnny Trigg Style Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tjohnson, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I tried a new method of making a ribs yesterday, and we really liked the results

    Tiger Sauce is a little difficult to find, so I added a few drops of cayenne pepper sauce when I foiled.  Next time I'll use Tiger Sauce.

    The ribs came out juicy and very tasty!

    Will definitely do this again!!!

    Thanks for lookin'!!


    Rib from SAMS Club

    Ready to trim

    I smoked a couple riblets & used them in some beans

    The rest of the pork trim was saved for future sausage making

    I used Dipstix Mary's Rub and my own Sweet-N-Spicy Rub

    Both produce a wonderful flavor

    Smoked in my Traeger Texas(Clone) for 3 hours @ 225°
    Pitmaster's Choice Pellets are smoldering in a 12" Tube Smoker

    Money Shot of the Ribs Bathing in Smoke

    Very Nice TBS for 4 hours from the 12" Tube Smoker

    Handful of Brown Sugar, layered with Parkay Squeeze Margarine, Layered with Clover Honey &

    a few Drops of Cayenne Pepper Sauce - Should Have Used Tiger Sauce!

    Same layers of wonderful goo as above!

    Added soem apple juice and wrapped in foil for another 2 hours at 225°

    Out of the foil and onto the smoker for the last hour of smoking

    Off the smoker and ready for sauce

    Nice pullback from the bone!

    Sauced and waiting.......

    Sliced and ready for plating

    Johnny Trig Style Ribs on the left

    Regular ribs on the right to compare flavor and texture

    Ribs, mashed taters, caprese and a nice bottle of Finnegans beer

    The Money Shot!

    Nice smoke ring and very juicy!!

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  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those are some nice looking pigsycles right there!!!

    Nicely done.
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking ribs Todd!
    Around here the grocery stores do not have Tiger Sauce, but out local Walmart does....
  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Fanatic

    those ribs look tiger sauce really hot or a mild hot
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Guys!

    Never tried Tiger Sauce, so I can't tell you if it's hot or mild.  I'm assuming it's just another layer of flavor

    Our local Walmart dopes not carry it, but I can order a case for about $18

    I have a few Mexican Markets and Asian Markets close to work, so I'm gonna check there

    Also, the honey flavor was a little too strong for me.  Maybe substitute Agave next time.  Don't get me wrong, I like Honey, but not on meat.

  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will send you some Tiger Sauce - I'll try to get it out tomorrow 
  7. You'll find when you do get some Tiger Sauce, that it's not particularly hot (relatively speaking), and it has a very distinctive flavor.

    Good stuff, and I can't think of any sauce you could substitute and get the same flavor.
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All this talk of ribs is making me really hungry

    I'm stuck at work and gotta wait for a semi to show up

    If I miss the semi, it costs me $100 for a redelivery fee

    That's some pretty expensive left over ribs!!
  9. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    i ordered a case from Walmart. its not overly hot but gives your meat a nice spicy flavor and it contrasts nicely with the honey.
  10. Some fine looking ribs in this thread. Got some spares in the freezer I'm going to be smoking in the next few days.
  11. That is a great setup and definitely great pics.  I bet those tasted wonderful !
  12. [​IMG]  Man I love ribs...thanks for posting this...
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Nope, kinda whimpy for a hot sauce, but it does have a nice flavor.
  14. deanoaz

    deanoaz Meat Mopper

    Great lookin' stuff, Todd.  I happened to run across a recipe I am going to try (don't remember what now), but it also called for Tiger Sauce.  I remember using it years ago, so its not new.  Luckily we have a high end (translate to high prices) grocery that carries it.  It is not really a hot sauce, but more like some of the steak sauces.

  15. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Here's a Tiger Sauce clone recipe!  Pretty close to the real thing!!!
    Tiger Sauce -
    5.8 oz  small fresh red hot chiles (qty: 8;  wt trimmed)
    12 oz  pickled red cherry peppers, drained (Safeway olive bar)
    2 oz  juice from pickled red cherry peppers (above)
    2.1 oz  tamarind pods (qty: 4;  wt w/ most shell & strings removed)
    4 cups  water
    1 cup  distilled white vinegar, 5% acid
    1/4 cup  sugar
    1/4 cup  Worcestershire sauce
    2 TBS  salt, course (kosher)
    1/2 cup  "Very Dry Sherry"

    1 3/4 tsp  Xanthan gum
    1/3 tsp  sodium benzoate

    Trim & rough cut fresh chiles.  Place all ingredients, except the last two items (Xanthan gum and sodium benzoate) in stainless steel pot.  Cover, bring to boil and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.  Break up tamarind pods while cooking.  Let cool slightly and process in a blender.  Force through a course strainer.  Return sauce to the cook pot, cover and bring to a boil.  Wisk in the Xanthan gum and sodium benzoate.  Chill.  Bottle.  Makes 7 cups.
  16. Outstanding ribs Todd! That's the way I make mine, except I use Clarified Butter and Agave. I'd be happy to send you some Tiger Sauce if you need it, they sell it everywhere here.
  17. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs. I've been doing them the Johnny Trigg way for a while now and I love them. My wife things they are too sweet so I have to leave a half a rack out for her. Just about every grocery store around here has Tiger Sauce for some reason. But like MossyMO said check out Walmart. If you still can't find it I could send you some if you want. Just PM me. It's not a hot sauce but it has it's own very unique flavor. I love it on my pulled pork and brisket sandwiches as well.
  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look really nice. I tried the Trigg method here as well. They were just too sweet for everyone, so that is when I developed my Foiling Juice...JJ
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job Todd you out done yourself
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like my wife.

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