Memphis Dry Ribs
- Trim fat from ribs. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl combine smoked paprika, brown sugar, pasilla pepper, salt, coriander, dry mustard, garlic powder, celery salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the rub mixture. Generously sprinkle remaining rub mixture over both sides of ribs; rub in with your fingers. Cover dish with foil.
- Bake ribs, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until very tender. Drain off fat.
- At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain wood chips.
- For mop sauce, in a medium bowl whisk vinegar into yellow mustard; stir in the 1 teaspoon reserved rub mixture.
- Sprinkle wood chips over medium coals in a charcoal grill. Place ribs on the grill rack directly over the coals. Grill, covered, for 10 minutes or until ribs are browned, turning once, and brushing occasionally with mop sauce. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add wood chips, according to manufacturer directions. Place ribs on grill rack. Grill as directed above.)
- If desired, serve with Memphis Creamy Coleslaw. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
For the most smoke production, soak wood chips in enough water to cover for at least 1 hour before grilling. Drain wood chips before using.
Memphis Creamy Coleslaw
- In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, dill or sweet pickle juice, sugar, lemon-pepper seasoning, and salt. Stir in coleslaw mix and chopped red onion. Toss to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
- Nutrition Facts per serving of coleslaw: 235 cal., 22 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 420 mg sodium, 9 g carb., 2 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein.
Nutrition Facts (Memphis Dry Ribs)
- Per serving:
- 1309 kcal ,
- 108 g fat
- (40 g sat. fat ,
- 9 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 49 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 367 mg chol. ,
- 819 mg sodium ,
- 4 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 2 g sugar ,
- 74 g pro.