FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD!!.. so tender… fall-off-the-bone meat, the perfect balance of tangy, spicy and sweet deliciousness and so simple to make either in the oven or on the BBQ… I’ve included both cooking methods in my recipe.
We low and slow smoked these babies on the Big Green Egg BBQ @biggreenegguk with a mix of hickory and pork smoking chips. After the first hour, they were continuously basted with homemade BBQ sauce, and we gave them a flash of fire on direct heat to get the proper char the last few minutes, next level smokey flavours!
If you use the oven method, the ribs are rubbed in a chipotle spice rub and then wrapped in a foil parcel and low and slow-cooked in the oven for 3 hours. The oven is then turned onto the grill, ribs are unwrapped, and the homemade BBQ sauce is slathered on top until they are beautifully charred. This is the stage the flavours are all intensified, and the sauce goes all perfectly jammy. The actual work time involved with the oven cooking method is minimal, considering the incredible result.
The flavours in these ribs are not like your typical American BBQ as I add ginger, garlic, and Japanese chilli powder, which give them an Oriental twist. Trust me; the umami is insane! The chilli powder I use is a 7-spice Japanese seasoning called Shichi-mi tōgarashi, available from Oriental supermarkets or Amazon (I’ll post a pic on my stories/ highlights in the product section). I love this chilli spice as it has so many elements… red pepper, sansho pepper, roasted orange peel, black and white sesame seeds, seaweed, and ginger.
Don’t get freaked out when you see my ingredients list of 4 different BBQ sauce types. If you have a favourite, then you could use one if you like. I like using a mix of a few different ones. There are so many different brands available, and any will work in this recipe… make sure to total your BBQ sauce measurement to about 280 ml and have a mix of smokey, sweet, and spicy in the sauce you use. This is just my home-perfected weird mix!!
MY FAVS… A mix of these
Smokey Chipotle Rub – BARTS
Wing & Rib Sauce – YOSHIDA’S Premium Sauces (Costco)
Spicy BBQ Sauce – Red Devil’s Wing BBQ Sauce @redstruebbq
Honey BBQ Sauce – Kinder’s Organic Sweet & Smokey @kinderssauce
Red Kansas City BBQ Sauce @redstruebbq
OVEN COOKING METHOD
BBQ COOKING METHOD