Pork ribs are one of the most popular pork cuts in North America and Asia. Ribs are cut directly from the rib cage of a pig and include the bones and the meat together rather than just presenting a cut that is primarily composed of meat. Ribs are quite often prepared by grilling, baking or even smoking and they are usually served with some type of sauce or dry rub for flavor. There are different types of ribs which include spareribs, baby ribs, and riblets to name a few. Spareribs are flatter and contain less meat taken from the belly side. Baby Back ribs come from the top of the rib cage and generally contain a little more meat than spareribs. Riblets are essentially a set of spare ribs cut in half’s.
You can produce excellent ribs even without a barbecue or a smoker. Rub the ribs down in garlic powder, ground red pepper, paprika, hickory smoked salt, light brown sugar and a bit of pepper. Place ribs in a baking pan for 2 to 2.5 hours at 150°F then switch your oven to grill and brush on sauce. Grill ribs for 2 to 3 min. until sauce sticks to the rib and then flip the racks to complete the same sauce brush on the opposite side.
Coat Ribs with salt and pepper and lay them in a roasting pan with orange or pineapple juice at the bottom. Roast ribs in the oven for an hour and a half to two hours at 180C°. Take ribs out and place on the barbecue at medium heat to crisp up the outside and then apply your favorite barbecue sauce to flavor them.