Wednesday, February 22, 2012

20-Minute Barbecue Ribs

1 rack (2½-3 pounds) pork loin back ribs (baby back ribs)
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
¼ cup water

1 recipe of Smokey BBQ Sauce

  1. For ribs, remove membrane from rack of ribs using Boning Knife (see Cook’s Tip). Season both sides of ribs with salt and black pepper. Cut between each bone to separate rack into individual ribs. Arrange ribs, cut side down, in two layers in Deep Covered Baker. Add water. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 8 minutes. Turn ribs over. Microwave on HIGH 7-10 minutes or until Pocket Thermometer registers 160°F when inserted into meatiest part of ribs alongside bones and ribs are no longer pink.
  2. Transfer ribs to Stainless (4-qt.) Mixing Bowl. Add 1 cup of the Smokey BBQ Sauce and toss to coat.
  3. Heat Grill Pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Place ribs onto pan; cook 4-6 minutes or until grill marks appear, brushing with remaining sauce and turning once. Transfer ribs to a serving platter.
  4. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Cook’s Tip: The membrane found underneath the rack is not only tough, but it also holds in excess fat. Removing the membrane helps to render out the fat during cooking. To remove the membrane, lay the rack meaty side down. Using the tip of the Boning Knife, gently cut under the membrane on one corner. Using a paper towel, grasp the corner of the membrane and gently pull it away from the bones. Trim any visible fat along the underside of the rack.

©The Pampered Chef, Ltd., 2007

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