Wednesday, July 17, 2013

BBQ RIBS (or "barby-yaki")

Even though it's only the middle of July--should be just the middle of summer, the kids here in AZ go back to school the first part of August! Whaaaaat? Seems like that's a gypped summer to me! There should still be at least another month of swimming, late nights and BBQs. I love BBQs.  Just the word makes me excited! Especially by the pool with watermelon and kids running everywhere. 

These pork ribs are so delicious and always have turned out "fall off the bone" for me. I helped cook for our church's girls camp and we did these ribs for one of our meals this year. When we were purchasing the ribs at Sam's Club,the clerk suggested we use Yoshidas Gourmet Sauce mixed with BBQ sauce.  He called it "barby-yaki".   I was a little skeptical that the girls might not be that fond of them--ribs sort of seem like "guy" food, you know. Well, was I EVER wrong. There was not even a sliver left! Those girls ate every single one and wanted more. I felt bad we ran out--and we had at least 3 ribs for each girl!  They are easy but take a little planning ahead.


Ingredients – Or use your favorite rub

4 lbs pork ribs 

3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon hickory smoke salt(I have just used regular sea salt)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red chile pepper (optional--I use)

Mix all rub ingredients together and set aside

Heat your BBQ grill to low and grill the bare rib slab for 6-7 minutes on each side. This is just to give them the BBQ flavor.

Preheat oven to 300.  Remove from grill and let cool a bit--so you can handle with your hands. When ribs are cool enough to handle rub the mixed rub ingredients well, all over the ribs.  Wrap loosely in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 3 hours.  Check ribs to make sure they are tender but not mushy.  Remove from oven and let cool a bit.

Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2-3 ribs. Arrange on a broiler pan and brush with a mixture of:

2 cups favorite BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is our favorite)
1 cup Yoshida Gourmet Sauce (teriyaki--original flavor--Sam's Club or Costco or even grocery has now)

 Broil on high for one or two minutes until sauce is cook and bubbly and begins to carmelize.  Turn the ribs over and brush additional sauce and do the same. Be generous with the sauce before you broil.  Save extra for adding later.

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