|Dinner…Ribs and Tabbouli|
Since I was away for two weeks I missed the last two Dorie recipes. I must have timed it well though because, I got home in time to make the Ribs! Although the two dishes I missed sounded very nice, they weren't Ribs! These Ribs were fairly easy to put together. I did not have time to marinade them overnight or even for a few hours. I had gone to the butcher to get my ribs but, the grocery section didn't have apricot jam. Since I live about 12 minutes out of town, I did not want to make another trip to the grocery store that night. We have been having a heat wave in NJ and I was out all day and tired. Temps hit 101! For those who don't know the Northeast…it is rare to have such high temps in early June. A few schools dismissed early for two days because most schools are not air conditioned. Anyway, back to the ribs. To prepare these took less then 15 minutes. I melted the jam with orange juice in the microwave and let it cool, then added the lemon juice. Then I made the rub and patted it onto the ribs, rubbed on the jam mixture and slipped them into the oven. That was pretty much it! I was careful to baste and, although I kept an eye on the ribs, towards the end the sauce started to brown a bit too much. So I added more water to the pan. Then it was time to add the cola and baste every 5 minutes for 30 minutes! That's it folks! The ribs were tender and had a sweet not so spicy glaze. When I make these again…and there will be a next time...I would add more spice! I think they lacked a bit of bite! Other then that they were wonderful! They definitely filled the carnivorous cravings of my husband! He loved them! We both ate them the good ol' American way with plenty of napkins!! Yum!
This recipe can be found in Dori Greenspans new book "Around My French Table".
|Ready for the oven|
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