May 5, 2003

BBQ Sauce

Last night, we had some really tasty country style pork ribs. To begin, I let the ribs sit in the BBQ sauce (ingredients listed below) for 4-5 hours in the 'fridge. Since warm weather is finally more consistent, we decided to pull out the gas grill. Turning on two out of three burners as low as we could get them, and propping the lid about half an inch open kept it at the temperature we wanted, around 250-300 degrees. We left the ribs on the grill approximately two hours. Every half hour we turned them, basted them, and rotated their position with respect to the burners, so they'd cook as evenly as possible. They were juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked.

The recipe is still in development. Here's the current version:

BBQ Rib Sauce (for about 4 lbs meat)
1/2 cup favored BBQ sauce (I use KC Masterpiece Original)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 TBSP soy sauce
2 TBSP single malt scotch
2 tsp hot chili oil
2 tsp hot sauce (e.g. Tabasco)
1 TBSP brown sugar
minced garlic (to taste)
ground ginger (to taste)
cayenne pepper (to taste)
cilantro (to taste)
onion powder (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
salt (to taste)

Last night was the first time the brown sugar and the Scotch were included; welcome additions to the complex flavor.

Posted by Jennifer at May 5, 2003 11:03 AM

The results were really very good....there was a hint of hot, but not so much that it was overwhelming. It was more of an accent, and a delicious one.


Posted by: Michael at May 5, 2003 9:01 PM


*longing sighs*

Posted by: ebear at May 5, 2003 9:05 PM
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