Monday, August 17, 2009

Ribs!

On Sunday, SP made grilled BBQ ribs for dinner. They were delicious! He made one slab with my store-bought Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce. It's not bad for a store sauce.

For the other slab, he used a sauce he made Saturday night. The ingredients: ketchup, molasses, liquid smoke, Tabasco, mustard, cider vinegar, smoked Spanish paprika, cayenne, vegetable oil, sri-cha, and toasted onion powder. He didn't cook it - he just mixed it all together in a plastic container and then put it in the refrigerator. I tried a bit of his sauce and it was tasty - not as spicy as I would have expected for him!

Since it was hot & humid, we didn't sit out on the deck while grilling. I stayed inside and SP went in & out as needed. In addition to the ribs, he grilled red potatoes and eggplant & zucchini.We've been eating a lot of potatoes lately. We decided to make them again because we still had a bunch in the pantry and we didn't want them to start sprouting. As usual, SP chopped them, mixed them with a bit of oil, chopped red onion, and this time for an herb he chose to use our remaining fresh dill from the CSA. He wrapped it all up in foil and placed it on the grill for about an hour. They were very tender - I could easily cut the pieces with my fork.For the zucchini & eggplant, we simply sliced them, placed them on the grill tray, and brushed the slices with a bit of oil. The zucchini was very tasty, but my eggplant tasted a bit chewy/rubbery to me - ? We weren't sure if maybe the eggplant should have been grilled a bit longer or if it was maybe just not a good eggplant. It was browner than the zucchini. SP liked his. I was just OK with the eggplant - the eggplant was not, in my opinion, as tasty as the eggplants we've grilled in the past.Here's the ribs - SP's are the left photo , mine the right (although you can't really see any difference!):

We didn't bake any tasty treats this weekend but for dessert I had a smushed Panera shortbread cookie. It got all crumbled up being transported around on Saturday - I ate it out of a plastic container with a spoon so I could scoop up all the yummy crumbs!! SP finished the Breyers black raspberry-chocolate ice cream. We had our desserts and hot teas while watching the first 2 episodes on True Blood on DVD. So far, we are really enjoying the show.

1 comment:

  1. There was a bit more molasses in the BBQ sauce than I'd intended, so it was a bit sweeter and not quite as spicy as I was aiming at, but the result sure was good still! (And it cooked up nice and sticky, too :) )

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