Tuesday, May 1, 2007

BBQ ribs w/ potato salad

Potato Salad

Well not much to say about it. I skin and boil red potatoes until fork tender, cube and cool, dice whole pickles and red onion, add all ingredients to bowl and toss with enough mayo to coat and to taste. That is it in a nut shell. This is my mom's recipe and I love to make it the night before to allow the flavors to blend.

BBQ Ribs

Serves 4
Prep time 25 minutes (includes 20 min marination time)
Cook time 30 minutes


12 pork spare ribs
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1/2 tsp yellow mustard
black pepper


In small bowl, place sugar, soy sauce, tomato paste, syrup or honey, mustard and pepper to taste.
Crush garlic and add to bowl
Whisk together*

Place ribs in shallow dish and poor sauce over ribs
Let ribs marinate for at least 20 min **
Heat broiler or grill until hot
Cook ribs for 15 min on each side

*You can easily just use your favorite bottled bbq sauce to save time if you wish. I like to use this recipe because my monkeys take turns helping me cook dinner each night and it is an easy way for them to learn new recipes and skills. Also I usually double the sauce recipe and save half to simmer while the ribs cook to have extra to serve at the table.

**To save on prep time, you can marinate the ribs overnight or the day of - then it only takes about 1/2 hour to get dinner on the table - nice!

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