Monday, July 2, 2012

Best Ribs You'll Ever Eat

My husband and I consider ourselves RIB CONNOISSEURS. We have had ribs at every single restraunt we've ever been to (A LOT!) and have tried just about every recipe we've found in search of the perfect ribs. The last couple of years, my husband has been perfecting his recipe and while all of the ribs he has made in the past were lip smackin' good - the last 4 times we've made ribs, we struck gold. Since we were just going on methods and measurements that only exist in our heads, I wanted to make sure we made them the same way a few times before publishing the recipe.

Patrick's Perfected Ribs
2 racks pork ribs
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Schultz's Gourmet Premium Seasoning & Rub*
Your fav BBQ sauce (optional)

Using your biggest stock pot (we bought a cheapy 12 QT stock pot that we use just for ribs - or potato salad for a crowd:) Fill the stock pot 1/2 of the way with water and bring to a boil.

Cut rib racks into 3rds. When the water is boiling, put the racks in. Boil for 30 - 40 minutes (you want a full rolling boil. Patrick says as big of a boil as you can get without making a mess).

Heat up your grill.

Take the ribs out of the water and onto a large cutting board (or aluminum foil). Drizzle one side with EVOO and use your fingers to ensure the oil gets on every part of the rib. Then add seasoning - to taste. Flip them over and repeat the process.

Grill for about 15 minutes a side on low so you are just crisping them up a bit (bc they are already cooked).

Tent with aluminum foil and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes - try not to drool.

Serve them w your fav BBQ sauce if you want. I like them with just the dry rub on them, but my kids really love them w BBQ on top!

*Sold at Costco - or find here at
If you can't find this seasoning (seriously worth ordering - we've had it on chicken, fish, ribs, EVERYTHING - it's just that good!) you can use pepper, a little garlic powder and Emeril's original BAM.

**We've been boiling then grilling our ribs for several years - you can't go wrong with that method.

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