Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter Ribs

I posted these quite some time ago, but I don't think anyone was paying attention so here they are again for you. Because I really think it's that important.
Last time they were called "Labor Day Ribs". They're very versatile.
The hubby is always the one in charge of the ribs, and this is his marinade recipe. He uses baby backs, btw.
1 1/2 cup veg oil
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup worcestershire
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tbsp. dry mustard
1 tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper
2 tsp. salt
He leaves the ribs in this concoction overnight, or at least all day, then throws them on the grill. I was only able to get the one pic because that's what huge pigs we are.
I also made some yummy carrots for Easter. Usually those two words: "yummy" and "carrots" don't really go together for me. (unless they're in cake form, of course) But I found this recipe at For the Love of Cooking (she has a lot of yummy looking recipes) and thought it sounded interesting.
Here's her recipe:
4-5 large carrots, cleaned and peeled, cut into small sticks
2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp + 1 tsp of olive oil (divided)
1/2 tsp of Dijon mustard
1 small clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel and cut carrots into sticks. Toss the carrot sticks in 1 teaspoon of olive oil then season with sea salt to taste. Place on a glass dish coated with olive oil cooking spray. Roast in the oven until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.While the carrots are cooking, combine the balsamic vinegar, remainder of the olive oil, Dijon and garlic in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly with a whisk. Once you remove the carrots from the oven, pour the vinaigrette directly in the roasting pan and stir, making sure to coat all carrots evenly.


Donna-FFW said...

I am so glad you reposted about the ribs. I didnt see them first time around.. They sound delicious!

Mya said...


I had left over (Rudy's BBQ) ribs for breakfast about 15 mins ago. I loooooove ribs. I could me the Cookie Monster of ribs. Me want ribs. numnumnum

noble pig said...

I love me some awesome!

Lanie said...

YUM! Those ribs look AWESOME! Thanks for stopping by to say hi yesterday. Lanie

Captain Dumbass said...

Those look good. Lucky for me, I'm at my in-laws right now waiting for the grilling to finish so I can eat my own ribs. Mmmm. Ribs.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

I adore ribs - but I have always been kind of challenged when it comes to making them. But this recipe gives me hope. And, coincidentally, I just got a big bag of carrots I was wondering what to do with. That recipe also looks great. Thanks!

Cookie Brochette said...

Wow, I love your blog. Your recipes look delish! Man, it's been ages since I've had ribs. Now I'm hungry!

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Lilly said...

Why do I visit your blog when I am hungry. Those ribs look good. And whats that I spotted a carrot cake - I am off to check that out too.

The Muse said...

Hi Julie!
(i smile at your blog title...The Sporadic Cook) everytime!

I bet these ribs will be great on the bbq trager grill....mmmmm!!!

carma said...

I'm not a carnivore- but my husband loves ribs, so I'm going to pass this info on to him :-) especially after you stressed the importance ;-)

The Blonde Duck said...


Stephanie said...

Okay, those ribs sound amazing and the carrots do, too, surprisingly... I'm not a big fan, but I might have to try that recipe. Carrots are so good for you and I'm bored of eating them plain with ranch dressing.

Karly said...

I've never tried grilling ribs before. I've always baked them or put them in the crock pot. I'm going to have to try these!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of those balsamic carrots!

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