Cajun Pepper Mustard-Crusted Ribs Recipe

Recipe Category: Cajun

Cajun Pepper Mustard-Crusted Ribs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 sides spareribs or your favorite ribs

CAJUN PERPPER MUSTARD CRUST

  • 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon red peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon white peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon green peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 cup Cajun mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme and leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic — finely minced

Method

  1. Place the ribs, meaty side down, on a flat surface.
  2. Using your fingernail, loosen a little of the membrane along the end of the last rib bone.
  3. Then, grasp the membrane firmly with a paper towel (so that the membrane doesn’t slip from your grip).
  4. Holding the ribs down with the other hand, pull the membrane away.
  5. If it doesn’t pull away in one piece, dislodge any remaining membrane, grip it with a paper towel, and pull the membrane away.
  6. Then place the ribs in a rectangular dish or baking pan.
  7. To make die crust, using an electric spice grinder; very coarsely grind the peppercorns.
  8. Then set them aside in a bowl.
  9. Finely grind the mustard and coriander into a powder Transfer to the bowl holding the ground pepper Add all the remaining ingredients, and stir well.

Makes 1 cop.

  1. Coat the ribs evenly on both sides with the crust.
  2. Marinate the ribs, refrigerated, for at least 15 minutes.
  3. For more flavor marinate for up to 8 hours.
  4. If using a gas barbecue, preheat it to medium (325F).
  5. If using charcoal or wood, prepare a fire.
  6. When the coals or wood are ash covered, push them to the outside of the grill.
  7. Place a pan of water in the bottom of the grill among the coals, and cover the coals with the cooking grate.
  8. Place a rib rack on the cooking grate and add the ribs.
  9. Alternatively, brush the cooking grate with a flavorless cooking oil, such as safflower oil, and then lay the ribs meaty side up in the center of the grill.
  10. Cover the grill.
  11. Regulate the heat so it remains at a medium temperature.
  12. Occasionally during cooking, baste the ribs with extra marinade.
  13. Grill the ribs until the meat begins to shrink from the ends of the rib bones.

Approximate Grilling Times.pork baby back ribs and country-style spareribs, 75 minutes; spareribs and beef ribs, 90 minutes; lamb ribs, 40 minutes.

  1. Occasionally during cooking, baste the ribs with extra glaze, stopping 15 minutes before removing the ribs from the grill.
  2. To serve, cot each side of ribs in half, into 3 sections, or into individual ribs.
  3. Transfer to a heated serving platter or 4 heated dinner plates and serve at once.

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