Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

How to make BBQ Ribs

ribs.png
ribs2.png

The sun's coming. We swear to god the sun's coming. And when it does we're going to make so many barbecue ribs that Chinese restaurants the length and breadth of the country are going to want us investigated for monopolising the little porky buggers.

The reason for our new found and, admittedly, excessive enthusiasm? Last week we ate the finest barbecue ribs we've ever tasted, at The Big Smoke at Fulham's Elk Bar.

So good were these ribs (and the cocktails, oh lord the cocktails) that we tracked down head chef Paul Sowden, threw a hood over his head, dragged him to the nearest torture cell and asked him in no uncertain terms how he made these delicious meaty moments of joy. He squealed.

"One of the most important things you need to remember is the one thing that most people forget, you must remove the membrane from the concave side of the rack, this can be done simply with your fingers and a dry cloth.

"Then we dry rub both sides of the rib using (at the moment) Butt Rub, an American favourite. [Available here]. We let these then marinade for 4-5 hours.

"Place them on a hot (250 degrees C) barbecue for 3-4 hours. Regularly turning and regularly spraying with apple juice or beer. After about 3 hours we add a glaze.

"This glaze is a mix of BBQ Sauce, Black Treacle, Apple Juice, Bourbon, Chilli & Black Pepper [see quantities below]. Simply brush on plenty of the glaze - don't be shy with it - and continue to turn a little more frequently

"If you have the time (which we don't) after adding the glaze you can wrap in foil add some juice or beer and return to your BBQ to rest for an hour. This is how ribs are finished at competition level."

Glaze: 50ml Teriyaki Sauce, 50ml BBQ Sauce, 50ml Black Treacle, 50ml Apple Juice , 2 shots Bourbon , 1 finely chopped Red Chilli, 10 twists of Black Pepper

Related

bbq.jpg

How to make the best BBQ marinade

steaks-hero.jpg

The Ultimate Steak Manual

burger3.jpg

How to make the perfect burger

More

Stormzy calls out Met Police for bizarre Notting Hill Carnival tweet

Once again, he is spot on

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

A story saying Big Ben will be renamed for Muslims has upset idiots

Winding up racists - never not funny

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

13 facts about cheating all couples need to know

Number one fact: Don't do it

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

Londoners have revealed their favourite and most-hated Tube lines

Which is your favourite line?

by Dave Fawbert
21 Aug 2017

The 10 most liveable cities in the world have been named

Did your home make the cut?

by Tom Victor
21 Aug 2017

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017