B and Em were in bali for the last two weeks eating nothing but giant prawns and scrambled eggs. When I asked what they wanted me to cook for them upon their return, they both demanded meat off the bone. So I decided to cook the messiest, funnest meal for carnivores - bbq ribs. I’ve cooked ribs heaps of times before, but this time I thought I would cook them as perfectly as possible, taking as long as I could to make the most flavoursome, juicy ribs.
First I soaked two huge racks of pork ribs in cider vinegar for about an hour. This tenderizes the meat and allows all that good flavour to get right in there. I then coated the ribs in a simple rub of brown sugar, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and mustard powder and let them sit for another hour while I fired up my weber bbq. After searing each side of the ribs over the coals, I placed them on a rack over a shallow pan filled with beer. I put the lid on the weber and left the beer to boil and steam the ribs, returning after an hour to cover the ribs in my own BBQ sauce and to throw a handful of applewood chips over the coals, smoking the ribs for another hour. Finally they were done and maaaaaaaaaaan they were good.