Now the Hubby’s in on it…

So today I had to work, meaning, NO Cooking. Nada. However, Jon was quite productive, both indoors and out. He managed to take care of our yard AND the weedeating at the store. Plus, he washed some dishes, unloaded the dishwasher and took care of the boy. But most importantly, especially to the nature of this blogspot – he made a daring dinner. Homemade (not a mix) coleslaw and Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Barbequed Ribs. Apparantly he had seen this recipe made on the Food Network and decided to give it a shot. And let me just say, they got the name right. I personally am not a big fan of ribs, but these were fantastic. He cooked them perfectly, and the peach glaze in the sauce added an amazing flavor. Therefore, I am giving him a guest spot here on the blog. Thanks Kit, they were great!

For anyone brave enough to try making them yourself, here’s the recipe:
(courtesy of the Food Network and Tyler Florence)

The Ultimate Barbequed Ribs

2 slabs baby back ribs (about 3 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil

2 bacon slices

4 sprigs fresh thyme

1/2 onion

3 smashed garlic cloves

2 cups ketchup

1 cup peach preserves

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard or 1 tablespoon dry mustard

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground paprika
Special equipment: Kitchen twine

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Put the ribs on a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Stick them in the oven, and let the ribs bake, low and slow for 1 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, make the sauce. Wrap the bacon around the middle of the thyme sprigs and tie with kitchen twine so you have a nice bundle. Heat a 2-count of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the thyme bundle and cook slowly for 3 to 4 minutes to render the bacon fat and give the sauce a nice smoky taste. Add the onion and garlic and cook slowly, without coloring, for 5 minutes. Add all of the rest of the sauce ingredients, give the sauce a stir, and turn the heat down to low. Cook slowly for 20 minutes to meld the flavors. Put some sauce in a separate bowl for basting, reserving the remaining sauce for serving.
Baste the ribs with the sauce and let them continue cooking, basting twice more, for 30 more minutes. When the ribs are cooked, take them out of the oven. You can let them hang out like this until you’re ready to eat.
When ready to eat, preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and broil the ribs, basting with the sauce. They should become crisp and charred, about 5 minutes on each side. Pick the onion and garlic out of the sauce and serve with ribs.
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