In The Dominion Post’s ongoing Wednesday feature, Quarantine Kitchen, we highlight dishes prepared by readers, staffers and chefs at our local restaurants, in an effort to keep us connected through food.
Today, we share a recipe submitted by reader Barbara Griffin that’s sure to please the meat-eaters in your family.
The beauty of this barbecue recipe is that even if it’s stormy out, you can still enjoy that cookout taste — right from your oven. No grilling weather necessary.
When it comes to prepping your ribs, Delish.com, where Griffin found this dish, says you should wash and clean them first for best results.
“First things first, rinse your ribs,” the site instructs. “Usually, ribs come vacuum-packed and can be sitting in liquid that you definitely want to wash away. Run under cold water, pat dry, then peel off the ‘silverskin.’ This is the shiny, white piece of membrane that sits on top of the bones and makes things tough and chewy once cooked. It should come off pretty easily, but if not, use your paring knife to help loosen things up.”
Once that’s done, you’ll want to season those babies — don’t be shy with the salt and pepper. The dry rub will also help pack in tons of flavor underneath your sauce.
Finally, don’t forget the mantra for fall-off-the-bone tenderness when it comes to barbecue: Low and slow.
These ribs will do just fine on their own in the oven, leaving you free to make a few sides — or just chill and enjoy the aroma until eatin’ time.
A quick “baste and broil” near the end is all you need, Delish advises.
BARBECUE OVEN BAKED RIBS
For the ribs:
-2 lb. baby back ribs
-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
-2 teaspoon kosher salt
-1 tablespoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne
For the barbecue sauce:
-1 1/2 cup ketchup
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup water
-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-1 tablespoon molasses
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon onion powder
-1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
-1/4 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. If your ribs have a thin membrane over the bones on the backside, remove by carefully sliding a knife under membrane and then peel it away.
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, pepper, paprika, mustard powder and cayenne. Rub mixture all over ribs and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake until very tender, 2 hours.
Meanwhile make barbecue sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all sauce ingredients together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 hour.
Turn oven to broil. Remove foil from ribs and brush both sides with barbecue sauce. Broil until sauce just starts to caramelize, 2 to 4 minutes.
Recipe from Delish.com