Monday, May 21, 2012

I Found It!

I found my recipe! It's located in this book (circa 1977) which was hiding in a box in my basement. I love these ribs! In case you would like to try it, here it is:

Chinese Smoked Ribs

6 pounds pork loin back ribs or spareribs
The rub:
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. dry mustard

Throughly rub the ribs with the rub mixture and let stand two hours. In covered grill, place slow coals on both sides of drip pan (we use foil). Place ribs bone side down on grill and cover grill (we use a Weber kettle). Grill about 30 minutes, turn and grill on other side about 30 minutes.

The Sauce
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 T. soy sauce
1 T. grated fresh ginger root or 2 tsp. ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in saucepan; heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Brush on both sides of ribs and grill uncovered, until done, about another 10 to 15 minutes

The recipe says to use hickory chips and soak them for about an hour first. I have never done this, though; I just use regular charcoal.

I love these ribs! They are sweet and spicy and sticky. The rub makes them very tender and the sauce makes a great flavor. The turmeric makes your hands turn orange... but it washes right off.
The turmeric is very good for you too, I hear!


littlemancat said...

Good for you! Isn't it wonderful to find what was lost? The recipe looks delicious. Yum!

judy in ky said...

Yes! I was so happy when I found it. I've been looking for two days. We used another recipe over the weekend and it wasn't nearly as good.