Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Heat is On

(Yes-that is a beer can chicken
and it was crazy delicious)
Bar b Que Season
 is Here! 
I think I mentioned last week,  that both
of my kids love to cook, both are very 
accomplished and comfortable in the kitchen.
I don't know about your house, but ours is obsessed
 with the food channel- competitions- check,
ultimate cook offs- check-
wet bbq or dry rub- we're on it.

My son has an affinity for BBQ and he is in to it.
This last weekend, while home from school,
 he indoctrinated our new grill with ... his ribs
and they were excellent.
Addressing  his task and taking his passion very seriously,
he deliberates over the rub and the sauce, always considering 
his cut and method of cooking -
(direct / indirect/gas/coals) duh!
Being a college student (and my child) 
he is never afraid (like his sister) to experiment 
and trust his instincts,
With that said, I offer his dry rub
for baby back pork ribs...
the rest is up to you- for now.

So simple bbq rub
2 tbs paprika
2 tbs 
brown sugar (or white if you don't have brown)
tbs chili powder
1 tbs fresh ground 
black pepper
1 tbs 
kosher salt 
2 tsp each garlic and 
onion powder
2 tsp cayenne or chipotle powder
1/2 tsp 
celery seeds (ground)

1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dry mustard

All measurements are approximate, adjust to taste

All ground evenly w/mortar and pestle or coffee/spice grinder for more even texture.
And just for kicks-

here are a few blogs to wet your...

Note: these bbq blogs- 
 were selected at random-
never be a judge, just an enjoyer.