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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spare Ribs In The Oven, And A Carrot Cake..




I was cruising the freezer for a supper to have on Tuesday, and came across a rack of regular pork spare ribs. These are what was common years ago, instead of the baby back ribs you see in restaurants and BB-Q places. They are much larger in length, and have more meat on them, as a rule... I stripped off the membrane off the back of the rib, and dry rubbed both sides liberally with a spice mixture. I put them in the oven at 330F, and covered them with aluminum foil. A bit of water was in the pan, to aid the steaming effect. This went on for about 3 hrs...I then uncovered them and started basting with the BB-Q sauce about every 15 minutes for an hour or so. The result was a flavorful, tender(but not too tender!) rack of pork ribs... The side was cheesey pasta shells, which went nicely with the ribs!
Earlier, I had made a box mix carrot/spice cake, which came out moist and flavorful. Cream cheese frosting sprinkled with cinnamon made it a nice dessert!
The yahoo in the last photo is my dog Clara the Airedale, who had just come back from the groomer.. a very polite beggar!

41 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Aw look at Clara's little face - I hope she got a tasty rib for her trouble? ;)

Kate said...

Why have I never thought to sprinkle cinnamon atop a cream cheese frosted carrot cake?!

buffalodick said...

Ake- She's a better beggar than The Artful Dodger!
Kate- Seemed kind of natural to me..of course, I'm left handed! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Love spareribs.... and baking is my only option right now, so will be making them soon. Having a taste for them

Brian Miller said...

yeah the cinnamon sounds nice...and spare ribs...have not had those recently...need to fix that...

Velva said...

I would have enjoyed dinner at your house this week. Love bbq baked ribs in the oven. Hmmm, carrot cake for dessert too? Delicious.

I would have enjoyed Clara too.

Jen said...

She knows those eyes are hard to resist...

John McElveen said...

buffalo-- Those are REAL RIBS!!! The Ole Timey Kind, and now I'm hooked on Baby Back- it's time to get back, get back, get back to where I once Belonged!!! Get back Mo Jo!

I like to char them and gnaw on the burnt and ever so slightly tough part of a bite!

I found a trick that helped speed up the process--I'd boil them initially--but then I started putting them covered by water in the microwave, and then start the cooking process. I never used a rub, and I'd love a good recipe!

I'm fetching two grills soon--A new Gas with side Cooker, and a retro Charcoal for those special dishes!

You INSPIRED ME!!

Good stuff Bro,

John

Angela in Europe said...

Oh, I love the doggy!

doggybloggy said...

lovin' the ribs - they look so succulent.

Heff said...

I figured they'd be tender as hell after that treatment !

Marjie said...

Carrot cake is a wonderful thing! Did Clara get any? Dogs like carrot cake, and they like applesauce cake too. Thor told me to give you this information on Clara's behalf.

Ruth said...

Wow, absolutely fantastic! So love ribs!

buffalodick said...

Griller- You can cook ribs in anything! Smoke, grill, or oven- knowing what does what is the trick of it!
Brian- It is good to go back, and find out why..
Velva- You may have been in a neater house, but never one so welcome and comfortable..
Jen- Her big brown eyes, makes her beggar of the year!
John- Do not boil- steam! They were excellent as they came out!
Angela- you have to really love dogs to love an Airedale..they are a load!
DogB- Ribs taught me a lesson for cook offs..
Heff- Not dead tender, just right for off the bone with a bit of a pull..
Marjie- This is a dog that will eat anything!
Ruth- A nice meal, and who doesn't like pork ribs?

John McElveen said...

Got it BD--makes sense!!!

J

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

"A very polite beggar" What can a gal do when she has just been to the spa! After all! Does your wife ever get a chance to cook? Nice meal.

Chef E said...

What a cutie! Miss our dog :(

Riiiiiiiibbbbbsssss, as Homer Simpson might say! I think you know how I fill about carrot cake!

sage said...

That dog has anticipation written all over her face!

Barbara said...

Ah yes, I remember those big ole ribs! And you're right, practically nobody serves them anymore.
I'm dying for some!

Tracie said...

I would have been begging for some of that too. And probably wouldn't have been polite about it. Yum!

The Good Cook said...

Um.. my husband's favorite cake is carrot cake, as long as it has mile high cream cheese frosting!

buffalodick said...

John- Normally I do them in one of my smokers, but I had no time for that..
Fingers- More and more she is helping me with prep..
ChefE- I think everybody likes carrot cake!
sage- She is out third Airedale in 28 years! Real characters!
Barb- They taste the same, but take a little longer for tender..
Tracie- The mooch pooch.. :)
Good Cook- Best frosting for carrot cake for sure!

The Blonde Duck said...

I want my baby back baby back baby back ribs...

buffalodick said...

BlondeD- These were far more meaty- but tasted very similar to baby backs..

Gloria said...

Buffalo I love your Clara! Love your food and specially carrot cake, have a nice weekend my friend, huggs, gloria

buffalodick said...

Gloria- we love her too- she is a great dog!

John McElveen said...

BD-- Had to go and BUY some Babyback's at a Restaurant! No time to do them myself, and rain is on the way!

Thanks for making me drop a quick $$$50.00 bucks!!! LOL!!!!

They were great, but I'll bet not 1/4 as good as yours!

John

TavoLini said...

If you'd made up some greens, that would have been a straight Southern dinner :)

I haven't had carrot cake in FOREVER!

Donna-FFW said...

Betcha I could suck those ribs dry..

sheri... said...

what's this- a guy who likes to cook??? you have my heart as a follower if you'll only tell me you do the dishes after you're done ;) definately left my mouth watering for ribs now!

buffalodick said...

John- We have few good places to get ribs in this town...
Tavolini- Good to hear from you!
Donna- Where have you been?
sheri- Welcome to the blog!

Chris said...

I'm a spare ribs man myself, but you know that.

I see Clara has got some skills!

carma said...

I've always loved carrot cake; when I hear some folks say they don't like it, I wonder if they have ever tried carrot cake loaded up with cream cheese icing ....mmmmmmmmm....Clara is a sweetie :-)

Vickie said...

I love spare ribs! In my past life (part 2), we grilled them with hickory chips and the taste was amazing. I also love Airdales. What a big sweetie! (stop calling her a yahoo)

KB said...

I yiked out loud when I saw there was a dog on the menu. Don't scare me like that.

otin said...

I do love ribs! Although carrot cake is a nice diversion.

buffalodick said...

Chris- You made me rethink this cut- I'm glad you did!
carma- My next post will explain my carrot cake!
Vick- She really is a great dog...came out of Airedale rescue!
KB- She might eat me, but I'd never eat her!
otin- Sauce was really good!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Polite yes, but I think you're selling her short. I think she has perfected the most perfect "how can anyone resist this face" beg. Nicely done Clara!

buffalodick said...

Highlander- She is a great dog, and a good Airedale.. which is like saying "For a scoundrel, she's a good dog"... spoiled beyond your belief!

MarmiteToasty said...

My Jacobs favourite meal.... ribs and carrot cake, I kid you not...

LMFAO@that photo of the little dog..... ps, my grandma was named clara :)

x

JihadGene said...

Spare ribs, carrot cake, and dogs...
heaven! Pure heaven!!

REGARDS LOOONG TIME!!!
JG ;)