Peach and Ginger Spare Ribs

Recipes posted a year ago: Avocado Curry Chicken Salad Grilled Winter Squash Chile Verde This is one of my favorites for late summer and early fall when local peaches are in season.  There is a bit of prep involved, but the results are definitely worth it.  So let's get started. Gather Up: 4 lbs baby … Continue reading Peach and Ginger Spare Ribs

Merlot Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs, coming from the "short plate" (lower middle rib area) on a steer, contain a considerable amount of connective tissue and tendon that can result in tough and chewy meat if not prepared correctly.  There are, however, a number of ways to prepare and cook these tasty (and less expensive) cuts of meat to ensure … Continue reading Merlot Braised Short Ribs

Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Say the words "spare ribs" to nearly any red blooded American male, and his saliva glands will kick into high gear.  There is something about digging in with your fingers and eating meat right off the bone that satisfies our "id" and reconnects us with our primal ancestors.  It's no wonder that parts of the … Continue reading Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Orange Ginger Marinated Pork “Ribs”

Country-style "ribs" on a hog are actually a cut coming from the loin just behind the blade portion of the shoulder, which is referred to as the "butt" (as in a Boston Butt roast).  Apparently, whoever named the cuts of meat on a hog wasn't very inept at basic swine anatomy...but that's not a topic for this site.  … Continue reading Orange Ginger Marinated Pork “Ribs”