Johnson's Spareribs

Spareribes were on wicked sale here in anticipation of 4th of July so though that I'd learn how to make them this weekend. I tried this recipe from Epicurious:

Johnson's Spareribs

The method is excellent - it teaches you how to slow cook ribs in your oven (ideal since few of us have generously sized grills). But the seasonings. Ack.

You rub the things with creole seasoning and allow to marinate overnight. Creole seasoning can indeed be delicious, but is VERY high in sodium and that made the ribs rather chokingly salty - especially when you add sauce. And the sauce combines Dijon mustard with other good things, which seems a good idea. But the extra vinegar and the Tabasco make the final result, again, very salty and far too tangy. And with the honey AND sugar, the sauce is also very sweet. And ribs are naturally very fatty.

So we ended up with sweet, salty, vinegary heaps of caramelized fatty meat. In another context, this might be praise, but here, I assure you, it is not.

So look at this for the baking method, but go elsewhere for a good rub and a marinade!




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