Tonight we’re eating slow-roasted spareribs and potato salad for dinner. The ribs were marinated with a spicy dry rub for several hours then roasted low and slow until the meat was uber tender. Every half an hour the ribs were basted with home made sweet and spicy chipotle barbecue sauce. The potato salad was served warm and made with red potatoes, diced celery, red peppers, scallions, crumbled blue cheese, crispy crumbled bacon, cilantro, and a lemon-bacon vinaigrette.
A: aaah. the elusive barbecue sauce. i’ve never really been truly satisfied with any of my barbecue sauces. this one was my best to date, but still not all i hope and dream it to be.
T: I really liked this bbq sauce… and I thought it was significantly better than the last one you made. The dry rub on the ribs was really good too. Hmm, you know I’m not entirely sure which part of the flavor came from the rub and which part came from the sauce. Doesn’t really matter though because that shit was goood.
A: thanks t! i thought it was pretty good too. i would really enjoy getting to smoke them and instill all that yummy smoke flavor into them, but as it was, the low and slow baking process kept them nice and moist.
T: Yeah, they were not dry at all, and they were nice and tender. I think in the end it was the rub that really set it off for me (although I could be confusing it with the sauce). It was delish. I give the meal a 4.5/5. These weren’t the best ribs I’ve had in my entire life, but they were in the top tier. The warm potato salad was quite tasty as well, although we haven’t really talked about it. I’ve never had a potato salad like it… bleu cheese, bacon, warmth. And it was very tangy. Mmm. Good. What’d you think of it all?
A: well, i agree with you that the ribs weren’t the best i’ve ever had, but still good. I give the meal as a whole a 3.95/5… it just couldn’t make a 4.0. The potato salad was great. nice and tangy, lacking mayo but still rich in fat… baaaacon fat! 😛 the ribs were moist and tender and had a good flavor. i was just ultimately disappointed. i was hoping to magically bust out some of the best ribs i’ve ever eaten…. even though this was my first time making spare ribs. oh well! there’s always next time.
T: yeah… and usually you do magically bust out the best that i’ve had of whatever we’re eating. It’s an impressive thing you do. I think you’re putting little crack crystals in our food but you were running low tonight. Couldn’t get the hookup?
A: crack crystals? what crack crystals? 😛 mwaaaahaaahahahahah! i’ll never tell!