Friday, June 09, 2006

Finally, for a few days last week, it wasn't pouring rain, so we decided to go all out and do some grilling.

rib rubbing
Originally uploaded by halene.


Uhlie was home for a little while a few weeks ago, and came back bragging about what fantastic ribs she made for her family. I said "Woman, how come you never cook like that for me?" and basically guilted her into preparing ribs for the 884 collective. Plus, babybacks were on sale at Superfresh.

The above picture shows the critical first step to Uhlie's ribs. We made a little dry rub of a few tablespoons each of garlic powder, chili powder, paprika and cumin. Uhlie rubbed this generously over the ribs and then brushed them with my homemade barbeque sauce. Then we wrapped them up in heavy duty foil and cooked them on 300 in the over for 2.5 hours.

ribs
Originally uploaded by halene.


After the two and half hours in the oven, we put the ribs on the grill outside to give them a little color and extra flavor. Delicious! The ribs were tender and juicy and some parts were carmelized on the grill at the last minute. A little more barbeque sauce and they were seriously out of this world. The sauce was really easy to make.

1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bottle of chili sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste.

I don't cook my barbeque sauce, enough of that happens when you put it on the meat, but the flavor of the sauce increases as it sits together in the fridge.

chicken and corn
Originally uploaded by halene.


We used some of the same BBQ sauce on the chicken and also made a little grilled corn. To spice up the corn I mixed some lime juice and some garlic salt into a little softened butter and slathered it on the corn as it came off the grill.

dinner
Originally uploaded by halene.


This is a huge plate of food and I ate it all! And had a little bit of seconds! Oh my it was like...ruhl fucking good.

dessert tray
Originally uploaded by halene.


A few hours after grilling we all had a sweet tooth, so I cut up some brownies I'd made earlier in the week (with chocolate chunks and walnuts), some store bought lemon pound cake and some fresh strawberries and blueberries. It was a pretty presentation and a nice sweet ending.

2 Comments:

  1. Gina Louise said...
    If you come to my house, will you cook for me too? All I can offer you is, umm, many quiches. Many, many quiches. Oh, and probably a lot of cakes and soups and I did learn how to make roasts. So I guess it will be more like a trade. Yes, that's it. A food trade.
    vanessa said...
    ribs and grilled corn? that is quite the feast. Looks tasty, this 'cue in Philly :)

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