How to make it

  • -- For the ribs --
  • In a deep, lidded stockpot large enough to contain the ribs, place all of the ingredients except the ribs. Set the heat on medium-high and heat until bubbles just break the surface.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add the ribs , and, if necessary, add enough water to keep the ribs submerged.
  • Cover the pot and cook gently until the ribs are tender but not falling apart, 30 to 60 minutes, depending on their size.
  • Remove the ribs from the pot.
  • Reserve the cooking liquid, skimming off any fat from the surface, and set aside to cool.
  • Strain the reserved liquid through a fine-mesh strainer and place 6 cups of it in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce by half. If not using immediately for the sauce, let the reduced stock cool, then cover and refrigerate.
  • -- For the sauce --
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.
  • Add the onion, ginger and garlic and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Except for the 3 cups of reserved stock, add all the remaining ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the 3 cups of stock and cook, with bubbles just breaking the surface, for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Strain into a medium bowl and let cool. If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate.
  • When ready to cook, reserve 2 to 3 cups sauce for dipping.
  • -- If using a gas grill, preheat the grill to medium.
  • -- If using a charcoal grill, start the charcoal or wood briquettes. When the briquettes are ready, distribute them evenly under the cooking area for direct heat (not too hot to prevent burning).
  • Lightly oil the grate. Place the ribs on the grill and baste the top with sauce.
  • Cover the grill to produce smoke.
  • Cook for 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Turn the ribs over and baste the other side. Cook, covered, for 4 to 6 minutes, taking care not to burn the sauce.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining sauce.
  • To serve, pile the ribs on a platter and serve with the heated sauce on the side

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I'm with Jett....after all the holiday eats, it's time to get back on track with the grill. These ribs and the firecracker dipping sauce sounds awesome. Baby back ribs...come to momma....oh yeah.

    Thanks, Dave sweetie - you always have such tasty recipes. ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh yeah!! After all of the holiday food IE: turkey & dressing, etc.. BBQ ribs are right on time!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmm yummmm i love it ........ i want my baby back baby back baby back ribs hahaha ......thank you

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  • cabincrazyone 13 years ago
    Lotsa stuff in the sauce which sounds very good!
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