Monday, April 29, 2013

Jamaican Jerk Spare Ribs…. For Cheaters

I’ve probably said it before but it bares repeating that Mondays are a busy afternoon and evening for my family. Almost always, dinner is a crock pot concoction of some kind to ease the craziness of running between extra-curricular activities.  This time of year I love to grill, so this gives me a chance to implement one of my favorite tricks with the slow cooker.
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Earlier in the day I took a full slab of spare ribs and rubbed them down with canola oil and seasoning salt. I warmed my gas grill on medium-high heat and placed the whole slab right on the grill. I let the slab sit for about 7 minutes per side or until they had a nice grill char on them.
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Meanwhile use a prepared jerk marinade like this one…
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or make your own, which I do often and when I do, I use this recipe..
take 1/4 Cup of the marinade and 1 Cup of water and mix together in the bottom of a large crock pot..
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Once your ribs are properly seared, place them in the crock pot..
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and smother them with more marinade,
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reserving about a 1/2 Cup of marinade
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Turn the crock pot on low and let simmer away for at least 4 hours.
When you get back and take the lid off, they should look like this…
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Yummy.
So now, you’ve got the slow grilled taste of ribs that we all love, that literally fall off the bone, but still have the ease of the good old crock pot.
So simple.
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Don’t forget to smother that extra sauce over the ribs before chowing down.
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So good.
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I hope you try this technique, you’ll never go back to simply grilling ribs ever again.
Happy Monday.
love,
Val

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