Friday, July 20, 2012
The Pork Diaries: The Half Rack
Adding to the pressure is our local BBQ place, Rocklands, where Mary and I have been enjoying meals of ribs for more than 15 years. As a matter of fact, when I decided I would use a sauce on the ribs, theirs is the one I chose.
In the end, just as with the pulled pork effort, there really wasn't much that could go wrong. If you're careful about the heat and you live by the "low and slow" rule - they'll probably come out fine.
I cooked the ribs for about 2.5 hours, They weren't at a "fall off the bone" state, which was fine by me, but they were definitely done, and besides, my charcoal had burned out. I haven't quite mastered the charcoal recharging process - I'll have to keep practicing that.
In the end, Mary and I were very happy with the results of this recipe. We paired them with another go at the curried summer squash soup I had made before and some fresh cucumbers, all from the truck patch. (Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are all coming soon, by the way, but not ready yet.)
There is a photo above of the final product. They were - tasty. I can't wait to try this one again.
FYI, here's a link to Rocklands, our local BBQ place in Alexandria: http://www.rocklands.com/