Short ribs are typically braised, but they also hold up beautifully over low heat on the grill--the technique is a real game-changer. So, too, is the lightly charred orange, peel and all: fragrant, fruity, and removed of most of its bitterness.
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Apricot-Pineapple Sweet Ribs
Apricot-Pineapple Sweet Ribs Recipe Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q shares his recipe for tender grilled ribs. Season grilled ribs with a spice rub, marinate in a sweet glaze of pineapple juice and apricot nectar, and baste with a honey-sweetened bottled barbecue sauce.
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Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Sticky Brown Sugar Glaze
Baby Back Ribs Recipe This unique stacking method from Southern Living Test Kitchen Director Lyda Jones Burnette gives you fall-off-the-bone tender results every time you grill baby back ribs.
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Spicy Pork Ribs
Spicy Pork Ribs Recipe Grillmasters looking to expand their horizons should check out this North African-inspired rib recipe. It get its warm heat from a marinade made from harissa (a Tunisian spice paste), lemon juice, and garlic. Basting the ribs with beer keeps them flavorful and juicy on the grill. Serve the ribs with a cool salad to balance the meat's heat.
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Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs
Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs Recipe These ribs get their great flavor from a splash of lime and our Sweet-Hot 'Cue Sauce, featuring sweet chili sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and ground ginger. Like these baby backs, most ribs need to marinate overnight in the fridge, making them the perfect make-ahead dish for grilling get-togethers.
Tip: Baby back ribs have lots of meat between their short bones and may cost a bit more per pound than spareribs.
Tip: To easily cut ribs apart, hold rack firmly with tongs and slice between each bone using a serrated knife.
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Shay's Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs
Shay's Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs Recipe For super-tender meat, marinate baby back ribs in beer and bake in the oven for three hours before grilling. These ribs grill for just 10-15 minutes, since they will have been almost cooked through in the oven.
Tip: Carefully remove the thin membrane on the back of ribs. This will make for more tender ribs and allow smoke and rubs to penetrate the meat better.
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Sauceless-in-Seattle Ribs Recipe Give your ribs a unique, summery taste by basting with Blackberry Sauce made from blackberries, catsup, honey, brown sugar, and spices. The sauce will thicken to a sticky glaze while the slab cooks. Garnish ribs with blackberries and mint sprigs for extra flair.
Tip: Looking at the concave side of the slab will give a clear guide as to where the bones are when cutting them apart.
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Pork Ribs from Crook's Corner
Pork Ribs from Crook's Corner Recipe Grilled ribs are one of the specialties at Crook's Corner Café & Bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which has been called "sacred ground for Southern foodies" by The New York Times. Chef Bill Smith's signature sauce is made with blackstrap molasses and hot sauce.