Everything was creaking and popping.
I feel like a g*ddamn stick figure.
Anyway as promised, here’s part 2 of my 4th of July recipe contribution.
The 2nd installment of ribs.
And this recipe is definitely different that the previous one in that it is JUICY.
The dry-rub embeds the awesome flavor of cumin & smoked paprika, both underrated spices by the way.
And the Sriracha marinade adds a spicy-sweet note to things which I looove but obviously go less on the Sriracha sauce if you’re not a fan of the heat.
To get that moist, juicy texture, you want to first cook it on low heat, covered with tinfoil for like an hour and a half.
Then up the heat, baste it with the sriracha marinade and letting it finish cooking, this time uncovered.
Uncovering it towards the end will give it that lightly crisp exterior which is fucking delicious and a perfect compliment to the tender heaven on the inside.
Out of the two rib recipes, this is this is the one I’d go with.
This shit is everything.
What I Used.
1 slab Pork Ribs. 2 tsp Salt. 2 tsp Smoked Paprika. 1 tbsp Cumin Powder. 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper. 1 tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar. 2 tbsp Sriracha Sauce. 2 tsp Black Pepper. 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce. 2 tbsp Maple Syrup. 1 Small Handful Fresh Cilantro.
What I Did.
Make a dry-rub by mixing all the dry spices together in a small bowl.
Rub the mixed spices over the ribs.
Be sure to really get in there.
Place the ribs in a zip-lock bag and store in fridge overnight.
When you’re ready to cook the ribs, pre-heat your oven to 325F.
Line a roasting pan with heavy duty foil and add about 2 cups of water to the pan so there is about a 1 inch of water.
Place a roasting rack on top of the lined pan and put the spare ribs (rib side up) on the rack.
Cover the ribs with more tinfoil and place in oven to roast for 1 hr.
Pull the ribs from the oven and baste with the sriracha marinade.
Make sure the marinade thoroughly coats the ribs.
Return the ribs to the oven, keeping them uncovered.
Increase the temp to 350F and roast for another hour or until the ribs achieve the char you want.
When the ribs are cooked to your preference, remove them from the oven and let them sit, untouched, for 5 mins.