Thursday, June 16, 2011

BBQ'd Ribs

got ribs?

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4 lbs loin back ribs
4 cloves garlic

The day before:  Place ribs on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Scatter 4 cloves of sliced garlic over ribs. Cover and bake at 300 for 2 1/2 hours. 

1 TB sugar
1 TB paprika
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin

Remove ribs from oven and cool slightly. While they're cooling, mix together the above in a small bowl.  Rub  spices over cooled ribs. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The day of: 

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 TB lemon juice
2 TB chopped onion
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 clove crushed garlic

In small sauce pan mix together above ingredients. Simmer over medium-low heat for one hour, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Reserve small amount for basting; the remainder is dipping sauce.

Grill on medium heat for 12 minutes covered. Baste with sauce during grilling. Should be nicely browned and glazed.

Hawaiin Grilled Chicken with Lime Coconut Rice

3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 cups soy sauce  (low sodium, the best is Aloha Shoyu)
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1/4 cup of a white onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 (13.5 ounce) can of coconut milk

Trim chicken thighs of any visible fat and bone fragments. Mix all ingredients (minus the chicken) in a large bowl. Add chicken and marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight to make sure the flavor gets infused.

Grill chicken at a low heat so that the marinade does not burn for 5-7 minutes per side or until done.

Tip: This recipe fed 4 adults and 3 kids with a few leftovers. I buy the thighs at Costco. They come in a six pack. For this recipe use 3 packages or double the recipe if you want to use all six packages.

this recipe is from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Lime Coconut Rice:

1 1/2 cups of Thai Jasmine Rice
1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
1 3/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
grated peel of one lime

In 3 quart saucepan, bring rice, milk, water and salt to a boil over medium high heat. Stir, reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer the rice, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the lime peel and serve immediately.