Memphis-style pork side ribs

292

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 40 min

Makes

4 servings

Memphis-style pork side ribs

Photo by John Cullen

A summer grill guide isn't complete without some saucy glazed ribs. These Memphis-style side ribs are spiced and saucy—perfect for a summer cookout, or in the oven.


Ingredients

  • 2 kg pork side ribs
  • 4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

SAUCE

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 325F. Trim silverskin membrane and excess fat off ribs. Slice each rib rack in half.
  • STIR paprika with salt and cayenne in a small bowl. Season with fresh pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of ribs. Arrange ribs, meaty-side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Add enough water so that it reaches 1/4 in. up side of pan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake in centre of oven until meat is tender, 70 to 90 min. Transfer ribs to platter, discard liquid.
  • STIR sauce ingredients in a saucepan and set over medium. Gently boil 8 to 10 min.
  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium-low. Brush ribs with sauce. Oil grill, then barbecue ribs, with lid open, turning and basting with sauce, until ribs are glazed and heated through, 8 to 10 min. Remove to a cutting board. Slice into 1-rib portions and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 951,
  • Protein
  • 67 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g,
  • Fat
  • 60 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1846 mg.
Wine Pairings

Laurence Feraud Plan Pegau, France, $15

Rhône reds are always a great match for all kinds of ribs, their dark brambly fruit and spicy woodsmoke aromatics complementing the savoury meaty flavours wonderfully. Coming from one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s more esteemed producers, this bottle delivers a great deal for a wine at this price point.

Bodegas Castaño Hecula Yelca, Spain, $12

The monastrell grape is one of the hidden gems of Spanish wine, and the Hecula is a splendid bargain-priced introduction to its rustic charms. There’s an abundance of juicy, ripe black fruit in the glass, supplemented by nuances of smoky oak, rosemary, thyme and underbrush.

No Barbecue? To finish the ribs in the oven, discard liquid in roasting pan. Arrange ribs, meaty-side up, then generously baste with sauce. Continue baking, uncovered, in the centre of a 325F oven for 30 min. Brush with sauce every 10 min until ribs are glazed.

Peppermint meringue kisses

55

PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 30 min

Makes

40 Cookies

Peppermint meringue kisses

Roberto Caruso

These gorgeously festive peppermint meringue kisses rely on a simple meringue recipe and a few tricks with a piping bag. They're as fun to make as they are to eat!


Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites , at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 wooden skewers
  • red gel food colouring
  • green gel food colouring

Instructions

  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 200F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • BEAT egg whites with cream of tartar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted, about 3 min. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min. Beat in peppermint extract.
  • FIT a piping bag with a #7 round tip. Rest piping bag, tip down, in a tall drinking glass. Fold the top edges of the bag halfway down around the outside of the glass. Paint alternate red and green stripes inside tip and piping bag with a skewer or fine-tipped decorating brush.
  • FILL painted bag with meringue. Pipe 1-in. kisses about 2 in. apart on prepared sheets.
  • BAKE in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching sheets halfway through, until meringues are firm and dry to the touch, but not browned, 60-70 min. Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool completely. Meringues will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 1 week. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 9,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg.

Peppermint Meringue Ingredient Tip: Gel food colouring works best and will not seep into the meringue mixture.

Peppermint Meringue Prep Tip: Fine-tipped decorating brushes can be purchased at Bulk Barn or baking supply stores. Wash and dry after using. Keep them for other baking projects.

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Cookie decorating: How to stripe peppermint-meringue kisses. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

 

What you need:

  • #7 round tip
  • Red and green gel food colouring
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Piping bag

Get set up:
Fit a piping bag with a #7 round tip. Rest piping back in a tall drinking glass. Fold top edges of bag halfway down around the outside of the glass. Tip: Gel food colouring works best and will not seep into the meringue mixture.

Paint it:
Dip skewer or brush into red gel food colouring. Paint a long thin stripe from inside of piping tip to halfway up the piping bag. Paint another stripe on the opposite side of bag. Dip another skewer or brush into green gel food colouring. Paint a long thin stripe, between the 2 red stripes, to halfway up the piping bag, as before. Repeat on opposite side. You should have alternate red and green stripes.

Fill it: 
Fill painted bag with meringue. Pipe 1-in. kisses about 2-in. apart on baking sheets. Bake according to recipe instructions.

Red and green striped peppermint kisses

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