I have been watching the Kevin Spacey series House of Cards.
In the show Congressman Frank Underwood despite his wealth and power loves nothing more than take away ribs from a back street BBQ joint.
It got my taste buds going and when a friend recently went to Texas I asked her to get me some BBQ sauce. I ended up with Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel BBQ sauce and decided to have bash at recreating some typical US style ribs soaked in smokey sweet sauce.
After getting some baby back ribs from my butcher Nathan Mills the Butchery in Bermondsey I did some research and got cooking.
They were delicious, especially with some homemade coleslaw
Ingredients (serves one)
Two half racks of baby back ribs
BBQ sauce of your choice (make your own if you like)
1) Coat ribs with BBQ sauce and leave to marinade in casserole dish for at least four hours or overnight in the fridge.
2) Preheat oven to 150c and cover ribs with foil and cook on middle shelf for two and a half hours, turning and basting several times.
3) Turn off oven and pre-heat grill or griddle pan.
4) Add ribs and after brushing with residual sauce caramelise until crisp and almost burnt.
Serve with plenty of napkins. This is delicious with a cold beer or two.