Friday, June 11, 2010


I have perfected my dry rub. So far, I have only used it on ribs, but I think it would be good on Chicken and Pork, as well. The following recipe makes enough rub for 4 slabs of ribs.

Adrienne's Dry Rub for Ribs

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup seasoned salt
2 tablespoons finely ground pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place all ingredients in ziplock bag or a container with a lid. Shake to mix well. Generously rub on both sides of full racks of ribs. (The moisture of the meat will mix with the rub, so when you are finished, it will no longer look "dry.")

Allow ribs to sit while preparing the grill. Heat a gas grill to medium. When grill is hot, begin cooking ribs. Place one rack of ribs in the center of main grill rack. Cook for 5 minutes, meatiest side down. Then, move the ribs to the far side of the top grill rack, meatiest side up. Repeat for the remaining racks of ribs. Angle the ribs on the top grill shelf so the meatiest sides are facing out and they are stacked, one in front of the other at an angle. Turn off the heat of the burner directly below the ribs. Turn the other burner to low. Close the grill lid. In 30 minutes, move the position of the ribs. Flip each rack over, so the side closet to the flame is now farthest away from the flame, with the meatiest side still facing forward, and the rack that was in the front is now in the back. Continue to flip every 30 minutes until the outsides are crispy and the meat is tender. (approximately 3 1/2 hours for baby back ribs, 5 hours for spare ribs). Slice into smaller chunks and serve.

I served it with roasted potatoes and garlic. Brad doesn't like potatoes, and he loved these so much, he asked for them two days in a row.

Roasted New Potatoes and Garlic (From Pioneer Woman)

20 whole Small To Medium New Potatoes
5 whole Heads Of Garlic
⅓ to 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
⅓ to 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
Kosher Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Quarter new potatoes and set on a large rimmed baking sheet. Lop off the very top of each garlic head and arrange throughout the potatoes. Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the garlic and all over potatoes; do the same with the wine.

Generously season the potatoes and garlic with salt and pepper. Toss potatoes to coat. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes until nice and golden.


jjmtbh said...

I'm soooo glad to see you back!! I wondered what had happened to you. Glad I checked your blog and was happy to see you are back. Sorry you had such a rough year. I never see you on AR anymore either. Come to the XAT chat room some time. Nice to see you back!!!
Juli (JNB) from AR.

Adrienne said...

Thanks! It was just a super busy year. Spread the word. I will be updating every couple of days now. I am teaching summer school for another week, but then my summer is wide open. Lots of time to cook and blog! I have a weeks worth of pictures and recipes I am going to post tonight or tomorrow!