Saturday Spares (Asian style and plain ole BBQ) and Smoked Peppers (QVIEW)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokingreg, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Doing 3 racks of spares from Costco.  I like how they're already St. Louis style.

    For 1 rack, I used FMCowboy's Asian rub as a base and made a few changes (used a mustard soy glaze) and will add more Sriracha than the recipe calls for.  This is my first venture with Asian ribs.

    The other 2 racks are my basic rub that is really close to Bob Gibson's rub.

    For fun, I'm tossing on 6 jalapanos and 6 habaneros that I'll throw in the dehydrator after they're good and smoked.

    About to go on the smoker now!


    Plain ole BBQ:

    Homegrown peppers:

    We'll see how this goes.
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks interesting!  Make sure you keep us updated on how things go!

    Pepper are pretty!

  3. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    And we're off!  Not sure how the temp will be.  Sometimes the egg likes to run hot, but I do most of my cooks at 275ish.

  4. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    2 hrs in.  Will foil in an hour.  Looks like a couple of the jalapenos are starting to get roasted rather than smoked (I put a couple of them over the direct heat by mistake).

  5. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    Good lookin stuff.  After the dehydrator with the peppers are you going to crush them up for rub?
  6. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Ill be honest. I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but a crushed smoked habanero dust sounds pretty awesome.
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  8. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    My folks just came over so I forgot to take a picture before I foiled them.

    Put honey, sauce, brown sugar, and apple juice spritz on the bbq ribs.

    Spritzed the Asian ribs with apple juice.

    Will unfoil in an hour.

    Peppers are looking good.
  9. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    5 hrs in.

    The loot:

    The peppers.  I might just let them go the full 6 hrs:

    The bbq ribs before the final glaze:

    The Asian ribs before the glaze:

    One last slathering of sauce and brown sugar on the bbq ribs:

    LOTS of sriracha, some hoisin, some honey, and some soy sauce for the Asian glaze:

    To be continued.  Back to the smoker uncovered for an hour.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
  10. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looking fine!
  11. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Looks like we're all finished!

    The habaneros - These did a great job of drying out.  They don't even need to be put in the dehydrator.  I think I'm going to turn these to habanero dust.  Hoping it doesn't taste too charred.  I'll give it a try tomorrow.

    The jalapenos are looking good.  They'll need several hours in the dehydrator, but I think they're going to turn into decent chipotles. 

    The BBQ ribs - Solid as always.  I took a tug off the end to see how they tasted, but I'll be sticking these in the freezer.

    The Asian ribs - I guess I'm just not a huge 5 spice fan.  I took a tug off, but it was a little "spicy".  Not hot, but it had a lot of pumpkin/nutmeg kinda spice.  I'm going to freeze these and give them a full taste later on, but I'm not sold yet.  They look pretty good, though.

    That'll do it.  Thanks for reading on this lovely Saturday.
  12. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Damn that looks good, but I was promised some bourbon!!! ;)

    Great looking food.
  13. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Here you go.

    Rebel Yell and Lemonade.

    This cup sure makes me want to eat some Nashville hot chicken.

  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking ribs. Well done.
  15. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    It all looks great!  I'm going to have to try the Asian ribs out for sure.  Tell us how the habanero dust  turns out.
  16. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    It's funny you mention it.  I literally just got them out and put them in the food processor.  These peppers got thoroughly dried out in the smoker.

    Wow wow wow.  This is some serious, smoky heat.

  17. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    That looks outstanding!  I only have one question, how are you going to clean out your food processor ?!?!?!?!!?  I bet that thing glows in the dark after that pepper [​IMG]
  18. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Haha.  I know what you mean.  I just cleaned it like normal with dish soap.  I'm hoping the peppers don't stick around too long.  That would give the baby a fit if we blended up something for him.

    I've got the jalapenos in the dehydrator now, so we should have some chipotles in a few hours.
  19. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    Those would be some spicy mushed peas!!!!!!!  Salt, milk, and alcohol will help neutralize the spicy capsaicin.
  20. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    good call.  we'll give the little guy some alcohol.



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