Prepped Pork Spares

Discussion in 'Pork' started by placebo, May 23, 2008.

  1. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just called one of the higher end supermarkets in town, (Nugget) and spoke with the butcher. I asked him if they could prep some spare-ribs for me by trimming them and removing the membrane. He said, "no problem"! So after work I'm gonna pick up 3 racks for this weekend.

    I really hate pulling that dang membrane off, too tedious for my big fingers. This will also be the first ribs I've done that didn't come out of a cryovac pac. I'm hoping the quality of the meat will be much better.

    I'll do my best to remember to have the camera handy with fresh batteries.
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You've got a good butcher. [​IMG]
    When I pull the membrane off I grab it with a paper towel. Seems to help.
    Good luck with your smoke and take lots of pictures for us....please.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You think theyr'e not pulling the ribs out of a cryovac pack??
    Just grab the skin with a paper towel, comes right off, plus their charging you to trim the ribs and keeping all the good parts and charging YOU for it!! [​IMG]
  4. Everyone is going to have so much fun with smoking this holiday weekend, and I have to leave on vacation tomorrow am. The worst part is there won't be a smoker any where near us[​IMG] darn!!

    Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone[​IMG]

  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a good butcher if they'll do that lil' bit of extra work for ya! I've gotten quite the rapport with mine lately, maybe I'll ask him to do that for me too!!

    Once the ribs are ready for smokin' are you going to rub them down with anything?

    Good luck with the rib smoke!
  6. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah I thought about that bubba. I havn't purchased any ribs at this place yet so I'll see what he charges me for them. I have a busy weekend schedule so I'm trying to save as much time as possible. Never tried using a paper towel, I'll try that next time thanks.

    I use Jeff's magic rib rub on my ribs. The only thing I do different is I use turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar. Never had a complaint yet.
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on the ribs, Placebo.

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