Ah, Ribs!

Ah, Ribs!


Ah, Ribs!

Oh yeah ribs_small

Gordon makes the best of everything when he puts his mind to it, but he really comes through in the “Rib Department.”

Gordons ribs_small

Pork Ribs, to be Exact

Here is just one of his rib recipes that I wanted to share with you. 

As you can see, the meat is simply falling off the bone. 

Not desirable with many of the rib eating connoisseurs, however, we like it this way, because it melts in your mouth just like butter.

option_small ribs on the lanai_small

Ah, Ribs! 

Now add a Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp, and you have a nice evening out on your lanai.


Gordons ribs that fall off the bone_small

Gordon’s Melt in Your Mouth Pork Ribs


Gordon Bought 3 Racks of Ribs for this Meal

3 racks of ribs 2_small

Two of them are baby back and one spareribs.  If they were previously frozen, make sure they are completely thawed before you cook them.  This will ensure even cooking.

preparing the ribs for the spices, bbq and the oven_small

Once out of the package, I like to rinse the ribs in cold water then pat them dry with a paper towel.

Gordon making great ribs_small ribs are ready for the spices 2_small

Below, I am pulling off the silver skin from the back of the ribs.  If you don’t do this you will have to chew through this which isn’t very pleasing.

removing the silver skin from the ribs_small grabbing the corner_small tear it off_small

As you can see, it usually comes off like a sheet.  Starting it is the tough part.

look how delicious they will be_small

Now the meat is ready for the spices.


The Spices for the Ribs

the spices for the ribs in a bowl_small

The Spice Rub Ingredients

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List of Spices:

3 Tbsp Ginger

3 tsp Onion Powder

3 Tbsp Cumin

4 Tbsp Mustard Powder

2 Tbsp Turmeric

2 Tbsp White Pepper

3 Tbsp of both Sweet Hungarian Paprika and Smoked Paprika

3 Tbsp Honey Powder

3 Tbsp Roasted Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

2 Tbsp Ground Cardamom

2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds

2 Tbsp Sea Salt

Gordon and the spices_small

Gordon adding all the spices for the ribs_small Gordons spice rub_small mixing the spices together for the ribs_small

Mix all the spices together well.

all 3 racks of ribs are ready for the spice rub_small

Place the ribs meat side down onto heavy duty sheets of foil.

Gordong rubbing the ribs with the spice rub_small

Sprinkle some of your rub mixture all over your ribs, then press the seasonings into the meat.

coating the ribs wtih the dry rub 1_small coating the ribs with the dry rub 2_small coating the ribs with the dry rub on both sides_small

Turn the ribs over and repeat the process. 

Wearing gloves makes for an easier cleanup of your hands and will prevent them from turning yellow from the mustard and turmeric.

wrap the ribs up in aluminum foil 1_small wrap the ribs up in aluminum foil 2_small wrap the ribs up in aluminum foil 3_small

Wrap your ribs in the aluminum foil and place on baking sheets  into a 300 ‘F oven for about 2 hours.  Use more foil if needed to cover the ribs tightly.

3 racks of ribs_small

Remove the ribs from the oven when done, then sprinkle them with as much brown sugar as you like.

remove from the oven 1_small remove from the oven 2_small remove from the oven 3 adding brown sugar_small

remove from the oven 4_small remove from the oven 5_small

Only put brown sugar on the top side.   Here you can see the meat is starting to pull away from the bone … a very good sign.

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Then wrap them back up and place them back into the oven for 1 hour.


When you remove them from the oven they should look like this.

now comes the wet part 1_small NCTWP 2_small

Coat them with your favorite BBQ sauce, cover with foil and cook for another hour.

Now use a brush_small

Use your BBQ brush to get an even coat.

NUAB 2_small NUAB 3_small NUAB 4_small

back into the oven for a 3rd time_small

After 4 hours of cooking, they should look like this!

A feast for the eyes and mouth!

remove from teh oven for the 3rd time_small

They just don’t get any better!

now finally ready_small

perfect ribs from the oven_small

pulling away from the bone_small

The meat is pulling away from the bone.

Oh yeah ribs_small having our way with this one_small

We had a nice time picking at this one.  🙂


Red Baked Potatoes

some red potatoes_small

Red potatoes are a bit healthier than the Idaho variety as they are less starchy, but more waxy.

They are also easy to just throw into the oven with the racks of ribs for the last 45 minutes of cooking time.

baking red potatoes as well_small

baked red potatoes and chives 2_small baked red potatoes and chives_small

Although I didn’t take the final photos of our potato skins, I assure you they were delicious!

Add a dinner roll and green side and this meal is complete.