Not that damn close, jeez.
Timmy, your nose is running and you're creeping me out.
Jeremy, get your hands out of your pockets. What are you playing with in there? Cripes.
Brie . . . Jeezus, Brie, who names their kid after a cheese? . . . bring me that bottle of wine, will you?
Now settle down and watch how Uncle Jack does ribs.
We're going to make a rub. Here, I use fajita seasoning, paprika, some crushed red chili pepper, Saigon cinnamon, dry mustard, salt, freshly-ground black pepper, and garlic salt. Have a sip of wine.
(Not shown: The bone side of the ribs has a tough membrane that needs to be removed before the ribs are rubbed. Basically you insert something like the probe on a meat thermometer or similar pointy thing under the membrane between two ribs to start the peeling job, then complete the job by pulling the membrane off with your fingers. But it's slippery, so I grip the membrane with a paper towel when peeling. It's a sticky job and I didn't want to get the camera all gummed up so I took no photo. )
Drizzle about a tablespoon of honey on both sides of the meat before closing the bag. It's going to marinate for about a half hour while I get the grill started and make the mop. And now is a good time to have a sip of wine.
Using heavy-duty foil, make a drip pan to go under half of your $19 portable charcoal grill. Heap enough charcoal on the other side to fill it.
Somewhere between an hour and a half and two hours, (or one to one-half bottles of wine) depending on temperature, the ribs will be protruding about 1/4'' out of the meat, indicating that the meat is done.
|We're going to want some barbecue sauce at this time.|
|Brush the sauce the ribs and sear them directly over the coals, about a minute per side.|
|Bon Appétit! Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy some lip-smackin' ribs.|
One final note: the composition of the rub, the mop, and your barbecue sauce are up to you. I used the stuff I had on hand.
So until next time, this is your old friend Uncle Jack, telling you to have fun trying this recipe, and to be careful with fire when camping in the woods.
Goddamn it, which one of you little bastards spilled my wine?!?