Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blackberry Ribs

rub Ribs
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
The Girl picked a recipe for baby back ribs and we made them this weekend.

For 5 lb of ribs we created a rub using
5 tablespoons of chili powder
8 garlic cloves minced
8 peppercorns crushed
2 tablespoons of salt
2 tablespoons of dry oregano
2 tablepsoons of cumin
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce

We rubbed the ribs in this paste


and rubbed


on all sides including the bone side


We then covered them and let them rest in the fridge for 3 hrs while we made the sauce. Ingredients

close to 3 cups of blackberries (ours where fresh)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 roma tomatos
3/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup of fresh ginger

This was all put in a blender and blended


We then strained and cooked the suace till it reduced by half


taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper (and or hot sauce) as needed

burnt my finger

The ribs were cooked on the grill at around 250-300 degrees for 2 hours We added some smoke from dried thyme and rosemary that had succumbed to the heat. Finally se basted with the sauce till they looked like this


pork ribs

We served it with pimiento de padron fried and served over salt

pimientos de padron

Which makes a great tapa by the way... these were from La Tienda

de padron

Even the dog got a taste of ribs

feed the dog

but mostly we enjoyed them, and the fun of cooking with my kids!


My daughter is a stickler for following the recipe and deserves all the credit on not letting me screw up.