Lean Braai: Braai Ribs.

barbecue-ribs-su-600590-xI think after this long stretch of ‘ lean braai’  posts I think we can move onto a new topic. So let’s end off this week with the last lean recipe, looking at ribs and get into a new series next week.

I know a braai has been a success when I see lots of bare rib bones on each guest’s plate. Ask your butcher to cut the rack in half, lengthwise for appetizer-size portions. The ribs can be rubbed with the spice mixture up to one day ahead; wrap airtight and chill. You can use equal parts chipotle and pasilla chili powders, both available in the spice section of well-stocked supermarkets.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 rack pork back ribs (2 1/4 to 2 1/2 lb), fat trimmed, cut in half lengthwise $
  • 2 limes, quartered

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, thyme, mustard, salt, pepper, and cloves. Rinse ribs and pat dry. Rub ribs all over with spice mixture. Wrap airtight and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  2. If using charcoal briquets, mound and ignite 50 briquets on the firegrate of a braai with a lid. When briquets are dotted with gray ash, in 15 to 20 minutes, push equal amounts to opposite sides of firegrate. Set a drip pan on firegrate between coals. If using a gas barbecue, turn all burners to high and close lid for 10 minutes. Adjust burners for indirect cooking (no heat down center) and lower side burners to medium heat. Lay ribs along center of the grill (not directly over heat). Cover the barbecue (if using charcoal, open vents) and braai, turning once midway through cooking time, until meat is browned, about 15 minutes. Wrap ribs in foil and return to grill. Cook until meat is tender when pierced, about 30 minutes longer.
  3. Transfer ribs to a platter and cut apart between bones. Garnish with lime wedges to squeeze over portions to taste.

What did I miss?

How do you prepare your ribs. Do you like them pre-cooked or do you like the long braai process until they’re nicely done. Does a lean recipe appeal to you?

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BraaiHacker seeks out the best braai methods, products, paraphernalia and accompanying cultural applications and applies them to his own hospitality for a great taste and social experience.

2 Responses to “Lean Braai: Braai Ribs.”

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  2. 22 April 2015 at 15:09 #

    This looks really good and mouth-watering! 😉
    I will add some more chile peppers for a spicy taste.

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