Saturday, September 29, 2012

What Man Wants: BBQ Ribs



A few days after my son started his gym routine, my husband joined in, and now about four-five times a week we have a family night out at the gym followed by a nice home made dinner.  
Last night, while I was driving, teenager and husband had this conversation:
Teenager: Oh, did you see that cool car Mercedes SLS AMG?! That car is a super chick magnet!- exclaimed he, turning his had.
Husband: You said that Mercedes is not a cool car anymore.
Teenager: Not that one. It costs around $200,000, and is one of the best muscle cars,- said he, going into technical details.
Husband (after teenager finished his flow of technical eloquence): What other cars are cool?
Teenager: Toyota's Prius is cool. A new generation of chick magnets, - declared he, proudly.
Husband, articulating slowly: Why Prius?
Teenager: Many girls are all about protecting the environment. Being sustainable and green for them is like a new fashion.  Prius fits in their environmental set of mind. I am telling you, Prius is a new chick magnet! I know, - and nodded his head as an expert.
Both, husband and I, tried hard to hold a sudden urge to laugh. 

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BBQ Ribs "Kissed by smoke, hugged by sauce, licked by fire..." 
There's no recipe for those ribs, mainly the process. Technically, it's not BBQ as  I made it in the oven.  
I marinated meat in herbs and spices with a little liquid smoke,  wrapped the ribs in a  foil and refrigerated for 24 hours. 
Then I baked the ribs at 200 F (95 C) for 4 hours. 
After the ribs had been in the oven for 4 hours I opened the foil and increased the temperature to 450 F (235 C) and let it brown for another 20-25 minutes. 
That's when you can baste the ribs with the BBQ sauce, but the husband doesn't like it, hence I serve the sauce on the side.  
Take the ribs out of  the oven, cover with a foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.  
Meal that fits a supermen....

See you,
Marina

84 comments:

  1. Marina..we love ribs..have to tell you when you tell us abut your son talks..I envision
    our 4 little grandsons..in a few years..:-) The 7 and 5 yr old already have extraordinary conversations:-)

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    1. Thanks! Aren't kids fun when they are not cranky? :)

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  2. We love ribs, too. Thanks for describing how you make yours.
    Interesting to hear young people talk about what they like and how they feel about things in general.

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    1. Hi Sheila, they can talk fun indeed. I am never tiered of those conversations... :)

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  3. That slow oven roasting is pretty close to BBQ - you're just missing the smoke flavoring, but really the liquid smoke should take care of that. I've done something similar, but it's been ages - need to do it again. Had to laugh about the conversation between your son and your husband. Back when I was growing up you could buy used cars that would run - barely - for under $200. Sometimes under $100. In my neighborhood, at least, cars were scarce enough that any car was a chick magnet. Or guy magnet, if a girl was driving. Back in the day we rated a car's desirability by horsepower, "4 on the floor", quad-carburetors - boring stuff. I don't know if you ever saw the movie, American Graffiti, but those are the cars I grew up with (all those cars even back then would have been way more than $200). But in a way, rating cars by their chick magnetism is much more practical! ;-)

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    1. Hi John, from reading your comment I get a feeling that you've missed a few zero on the car price... :) Those BBQ is my attempt to make BBQ without any grill. I really need to invest in one some day! :)

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  4. che delizia ti è venuto una meravigliaaaaaa buona Domenica

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  5. Hahaha that is so funny! Love that story, and those ribs looks amazing!!! How nice you all go to the gym together!

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    1. Thanks Jess. Yes, it took me some years to convince everyone to join me on my gym routine (I was bored to go by myself, you know) :)

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  6. Hi Marina! Oh we love ribs, and yours look so juicy and delicious!! Thanks for sharing funny family conversation with us. :D Wish that this is our Sunday dinner. It will end our weekend very nicely... :)

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    1. Hi Nami, I don't post meat dishes here often, but I definitely should: I hear many people love meat... :)

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  7. We love ribs! It's what I'm making for dinner tonight, and I can't stop thinking about them...and then you post ribs. LOL!

    I had no idea that the Prius was a chick magnet these days.

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    1. Hi Della, how interesting: great minds do think alike! :)

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  9. Absolutely mouth watering! OMG ITS 5am and I want some! Happily following your awesome blog!

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    1. Lol, you are funny! Thanks for following my blog. I think I am following you already. Need to check though :)

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  10. Well, I'm skipping the ribs. No my kind of story but I have to admit that your husband had really funny conversation with your teenager. I had so much laugh when reading it :-)

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    1. Joanna, I think I have something for yu in my today's post, come see it... :)

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  11. Marina, these ribs are a real chick magnet! And isn't that funny about the Prius? I know that Hollywood loves them. I love them too and we have a hybrid at home which we love as we just have to fill it up once a month-yay! :D

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    1. Lorraine, that is so true, those ribs did bring some sweet talks in my family. Now I am thinking if I should make it more often?! :)

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  12. These ribs look fantastic, beautiful photo! Oh, your son's quite right...have to get a Prius...

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    1. Thanks! The funny part about the photo is that I had only a few shots because two hungry men were breathing in my neck and looking how to get those cut sections from the board! :)

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  13. LOL, that was pretty funny :-), although I see how it can work, I like hybrid cars but the mentality has to go with it too! Great picture!

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  14. Beautiful recipe!
    I'm a new member!

    Bye, Ennio.

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    1. Thank you Ennino and welcome to my blog. :)

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  15. Funny conversation :) Your recipe caught my eye! Sounds delicious and my husband will love it!

    leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Leslie, thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind comment. Yes, what's up with men and cars, and ribs?! :)

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  16. I like my sauce on the side as well and your ribs look great.

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    1. Thank you Karen! We just came back from a week long trip to Kansas City, and they don't serve sauce on the side, you know. That was a big challenge for my husband! :)

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  17. Yummy! These ribs look fantastic!

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  18. Your son is hilarious. I love the prius is the new chick magnet.

    Fabulous ribs. I love ribs but don't make them often enough. These look so moist and delicious.

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    1. Hi Kim, I don't make ribs often either, although it is probably the easiest thing to do, it just takes a long time to marinate and then to bake. But your really don't have to do a lot. Thanks for your comment! :)

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  19. Such a great post. Loved the story and LOVED these ribs. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me! I've been baking all day, and I'm eager for sleep, but I'll now be dreaming sweet and delicious dreams thanks to you! I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

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    1. Lol, Monet! thanks for your kind comment! :)

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  20. Your method is similar to how I prepare ribs but I bet yours is far superior. Marinating the ribs for a full 24 hours must make your ribs very flavorful. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi John, how long do you marinate ribs? I am not an expert in meat department, I just follow what my grandmother and mother taught me...:)

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  21. I love that the Prius is 'chick magnet' clearly your sone knows some cool chicks.

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    1. Probably he does, but he doesn't tell me about them though... :)

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  22. Cars and chicks, that's a teenage boy for you. Good looking ribs. I should not be reading about ribs at breakfast time.

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    1. Hi Norma, well, they can eat ribs for breakfast too! :)

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  23. Beautifully cooked!!! I can see the juices of this meat and yes most men (and not just men) would be mad about it!

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    1. Hi Alida, the post was suppose to be about a car being a chick magnet. But it turned out ribs to be a magnet, and not only chicks... :)

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  24. wow these look so delicious---i haven't made them in quite a while--and you are so right---all men pretty much love these things :)

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    1. Apparently they do as this post was the most popular in my year of blogging, Lynn! :)

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  25. Mouthwatering the meat looks so tender. I did not know that the prius were such cool cars.

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    1. I didn't know about Prius those things either. Being around teenagers I learn a lot of interesting things... :)

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  26. Ribsss... I love these... Definitly have to cook some. Yours looks lovely!

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  27. My eyes glaze over when the men in my family discuss cars...the car conversations at your house sound a bit more interesting :) And your ribs look marvelous...my guys would love them!

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    1. What is it about the guys and cars, and ribs, and chicks?! This post really opened my eyes: I was so naive thinking that they can live on salads and grains... :)

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  28. hehe, boys (and men) are so funny! Love your ribs, they look bone-licking good!

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    1. Thank you Chris! Yes, they are funny (most of the time)! :)

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  29. Haha your son is right, nothing makes a man more attractive than his ability to be green ;)
    Love the gorgeous dinner dish! Your ribs look fabulous!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    P.S. Come over and enter my international giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary!

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    1. OK, Uru, you opened my eyes and just proved my son's point... :)

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  30. A guy who drives a Prius is definitely worth a second glance. :D

    These bbq ribs look so tender and perfect...even at 10am!

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  31. Biiig question - what herbs? what spices?? Want to make that succulent recipe! And oh, I hate barbecue sauce too, so totally understand your husband's sentiments.

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    1. Hi Poorna, I used this time a store bought mix for grilling. I think just salt and pepper will do if you keep it for 24 hours. Thank you for your comment! :)

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  32. As a Prius driving man and the only male commenting here I will say. Yes. GREG

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    1. Thank you Greg! I do love Prius too... :)

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  33. Ok, I am going to tell you a discussion between my son and husband in the car. We were discussing about the languages he will learn apart from Greek. At school it is obligatory to do English and then he can choose among French, Italian and German as a second language. Do you know what has he asked? Which one from these countries has the most beautiful girls and that would be the language he would learn. Point has been made, men are the same everywhere and at every age lol! My son by the way is 9.5 years old. The ribs look fantastic!

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    1. Katerina, are you ready?! That's very impressive! :)

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  34. Marina, such juicy, succulent, and perfect slow cooked BBQ ribs that virtually no-one can resist. Love that you raised the temperature at the end to finish browning it, and adding the sauce on it!

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    1. Hi Elisabeth, I am not a big expert in the meat department so I just do what I learned from my grandmother and mother. :)

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  35. Haha, funny how times have changed. Maybe for the better too. Your BBQ ribs look mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Spicie Foodie! You are right, time definitely have changed. :)

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  36. dear Marina, These look totally irresistible! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  37. This story's so funny : ) and the ribs looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! Nice to see you back on my blog! :)

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  38. Lol!! I turn off when the teenage boys start talking cars ;) it's all blah blah to me! But I know I would be the most popular wife and mother if I cooked up this delicious slab of ribs for the boys!!! Even hubby glanced over to see what delicious piece of meat was!

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    1. Thank you! Amazing how much attention has a simple cooked meal. :) I am glad you liked it, and your husband glanced at it, thanks to him too! :)

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  39. Me man - me want ribs! They look lovely Marina!

    I can't stand those particular Mercedes, but then I'm very boring... I have to admit that if I won the lottery tomorrow... the first car I would go out and buy is...... a Volvo S80, or maybe an XC90. I think it must be a sure sign that I'm becoming old when I say I want a Volvo instead of a Ferrari or something :p

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    1. Charles, you are so funny! :) I wouldn't be surprised if little William's one of first words would be "me - meat". I know teenager fell in love with the meat from the very first bite when he was about 10 months old... :) And when he started to talk, he always asked: "big meat". And he wouldn't take a small portion, I had to give him a good portion. What can I say: man! :)

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  40. I was just talking to my husband yesterday about how much I love BBQ'd ribs and yours look so mouth-watering! Thank you for your visit and I apologize for being late in my visit to you, but I've been super busy packing for my trip to Italy. If you are interested, I have a giveaway going on while I am gone for two weeks.

    Be well,
    Ciao,
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz! Trip to Italy sounds amazing! Have a great time! :)

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  41. hahaha! I love this dialogue between the guys. I think it's really cool that girls (according to your son)are into Prius and the environment. I think a guy magnet would be these delectable ribs-really nice, Marina!:)

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    1. According to how many hits this post has, it is definitely a magnet! Thank you for your comment! :)

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    2. And thanks for pinning it! :)

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