Smoked Spicy Orange Pork Spare Ribs
Holy smokes do we love ribs. Its unanimous really. I'm sure your grandpa would agree. It's officially the start of BBQ season and we thought we'd bust out the smoker, a rack of ribs and a jar of Absinthe Orange Deliciousness and see what could be made. Heaven on a bone, we tell you. That's what was made. And I'm here to share with you the recipe. Trust me on this folks... it's DELICIOUS.
•1 rack of pork spare ribs
•2 tsp cracked black pepper
•1 Tbsp smoked paprika
•2 tsp salt
•2 tsp cayenne pepper
•1 tsp chopped scallions
•1 garlic clove - minced
•1/3 cup Absinthe Orange Deliciousness
Mix spices together and apply rub to the ribs. Rub it real good. Rub it again. Then give it a rest and let them sit as long as you can wait. If you are patient and can more than a couple hours... better put it in the fridge. About an hour is our speed, but the longer the better.
With the ribs at room temperature, get your grill or smoker set up for indirect heat on the meat. Google this if you haven't done this before, try not to get overwhelmed. Everyone has their own style. We add a pan of water to keep those gems juicy and also put some mesquite chunks on the coals. Dealer's choice, though.
Wrap loosely in foil to allow smoke to enter and cook at about 300 degrees for 3ish hours or until the ribs loosen up and are 180 degrees inside.
For the last 30 minutes place the rack right on the grill, slather the top with Deliciousness and let it bake on. Pull off the grills and let sit for 15 minutes or so before diving in and getting real messy.
You are not going to regret this.