BABY BACK RIBS


BABY BACK RIBS



The best marinade for baby backs is a dry marinade. I use the following, and always get raves (I'm making some this weekend in fact):
1 T. cumin
1 T. thyme
1 t. salt
1 & 1/2 t. black pepper
dash cayenne pepper
1 t. garlic powder
mix together ingredients. Remove the membrane from the underside of the ribs. Sprinkle ribs with spices--make more if you have to--and let marinade for as long as you want. Use a barbecue grill with the coals on the sides (a dome shape grill works well). Stand up the ribs in a rib rack (available at most hardware stores, but I've also made them out of coat hangers) in the center of the grill. The convection effect of the coals on the side will cook the ribs very well. Keep the temperature as low as possible (about 200 F if you can) and feed the coals every half hour. Once they're done (about 1 1/2 hr-> 2 hrs) you can put barbecue sauce on them, although the purist always serves the sauce on the side.



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