Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm! Finger Licking Good!

Ello, ello fellow bloggers! Due to the weather and tornados here in the South, I was unable to access blogger last night. I come to you with an amazing recipe however. It's a perfect indoor-outdoor combination of cooking and will surely blow your taste buds away! Grab your aprons and let's get cooking!

Balsamic Ribs

You will need:

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 racks baby back pork ribs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water (divided)

  1. Add the rosemary, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and the cayenne to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mince the garlic, add 1 teaspoon of salt to it and mash with the side of a chef's knife.
  3. Add it to the marinade, along with a 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Rub evenly over the ribs, then transfer to a storage container.
  5. Marinate, chilled, for 8 to 24 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Arrange the ribs in a large roasting pan and pour a 1/2 cup water into the bottom. Cover tightly with foil and roast the ribs until the meat is very tender, about 1 and 3/4 hours.
  8. Remove from the oven and transfer the ribs to a platter.
  9. Add 1 cup of water to the pan and using a wooden spoon, scrape up all the brown bits.
  10. Strain the liquid into a measuring cup, or gravy separator and skim off the fat. Transfer to a skillet then add a 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  11. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer gently until reduced to about 1 cup, about 15 minutes.
  12. Heat the grill.
  13. Brush some glaze over both sides of the ribs and grill, turning occasionally, until the ribs are hot and grill marks appear, about 6 minutes.
  14. Brush the ribs with some more glaze.
  15. Serve!

I hope you all enjoy some Summer cooking. Stay safe due to the storms and I will see you all soon! Good night!