There are as nearly as many recipes to prepare barbecue ribs out there as there are people who love to BBQ, but experience eventually teaches one to go with the inherent flow of nature when it comes to making some truly mesmerizing, mind-boggling ribs.
Remember the old political adage, “K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Simon? OK, so I know that the original adage ended that sentence with the word “Stupid,” but in good conscience, I really don’t like to toss that word around too freely and call anyone “stupid” until they have had sufficient time to prove their stupidity with out any shadow of a doubt.
Anyway, when it comes to barbecuing ribs, it’s extremely important to be able to turn off that portion of your brain that assumes that “GOURMET” somehow has come to mean “complex” and “multi-faceted,” because GOURMET is a lot more about quality, purity, culinary expertise and intuition and in the case of barbecuing ribs … absolute and utter simplicity is the name of the game!
Gourmet Food Clubs Ultimate Barbecued Ribs
(Serves 4 to
4 racks of Premium Ribs (pork or beef)
3 jars of Gourmet BBQ Sauce
3 Bottles of Boutique Quality Cabernet
Lay each rack of ribs out on a sheet of aluminum foil (shiny side up) that will be big enough to fully and securely wrap the ribs up in its entirety, without risk of “drippage” or leakage.
In a large metal mixing bowl, mix 1 jar of gourmet BBQ with ½ a glass of wine. Mix well.
Slather, bathe, massage, rub and marinate your ribs in the mix for about 5 minutes per rack.
Wrap the ribs securely in the foil and place in the refrigerator to absorb and set the marinade for 2 hours.
Remove the ribs from the fridge and allow them to sit at room temp at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Give them another Sauce / Wine Massage and grill them for 1 ½ – 2 hours.
Turn and reapply BBQ Sauce Mix every 10 minutes or so, till the ribs have grilled for 90 to 120 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Now take ribs off the grill, place them once again on a sheet of aluminum foil and re-slather the BBQ Sauce before fully and securely wrapping them in foil and add now bake in the oven at 250 degrees for another 1 ½ – 2 hours.
Serve with your choice of slightly chilled wine, along with your favorite flavorful “fixin’s” … from potato salad and corn on the cob, to salad and corn-bread!
Signing off and Pigging out
Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock