Hubby is a huge fan of ribs…and these didn’t disappoint him. The jam and cola produced a sweet sticky glaze…much tastier than your typical smoky tomato BBQ sauce. Salt, pepper, powdered ginger and five spice powder were rubbed on the rack the night before along with a topping of apricot jam and orange juice. Cola was basted over these beauties during the last half hour of cooking. My oldest was the only critic…I think the five spice powder was the culprit, although I thought it gave a nice zing to the sauce.
If you’re interested, this recipe is from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan (which, incidentally, was named the best cookbook of 2010 by the International Association of Culinary Professionals last week…hooray for Dorie!) …and to check out what my fellow Doristas cooked up this week, check out French Fridays with Dorie for their creations.