Brined Country Style Pork Ribs

From the kitchen of Win Marsh


            2 cups water

            1/2 cup packed brown sugar

            1/2 cup kosher salt

            1 TBS whole peppercorns

            1 tsp garlic powder

            4 cups of ice

            2  lbs Country-style pork ribs

            BBQ sauce

            Sesame seeds


Mix the first 5 ingredients in a sauce pot, bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Add the 4 cups of ice, and stir until fully cooled.


Transfer the brine to a large zip-loc bag.  Add the ribs, seal the bag and refrigerate at least one hour or up to 8 hours.


When ready to cook the ribs, pick one of the following methods. Both are awesome. I usually plan on 2 servings per pound of rib.  To brine 10 lbs of ribs, I just double the brine recipe.  Ribs can usually be found for less than $2.00 per pound.


Grilling -- Drain and discard the brine. Place ribs on the grill. Brush the tops with BBQ sauce. Cover the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side, or to internal temp of 160 F. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.


Baking --  Drain and discard the brine. Place ribs in 9x13 baking dish. Cover with foil.  Bake at 375 F for one hour. Drain drippings out. Turn over ribs, brush with BBQ sauce, recover with foil. Decrease oven temp to 300 F and cook for another 2 hours.  Drain drippings again, drench ribs in BBQ sauce and serve with rice. 


Note: The ribs can be cooked faster at a higher temp, but the lower temp increases the tenderness.  These freeze really well and re-heat beautifully.


BBQ sauce:  I usually buy whatever is on sale, but the sauce can be easily made.


BBQ Sauce: Whisk together 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste, 1/4 cup brown sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp ground dried ginger, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp dry mustard powder, 1 TBS honey, 1 TBS toasted sesame oil, and 2 TBS water.

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