From dry rubs to sweet and tangy marinades to hickory smoked and slow cooked – you’ll be hard pressed to find barbecue lovers who don’t swear by their favorite recipes.

The truth is that when it comes to ribs, it’s all about personal preference. Versatile baby back ribs – cuts of pork ribs from the lower back ribs – are touted as the leanest and most tender rib cuts. Tender ribs are achieved by cooking the ribs low and slow over Flavor Smoke™ pellets  which provides that sweet and sultry smoked flavor that is synonymous with BBQ.

Dry Rubs:

Memphis style rub

5 tsp. Sweet Hungarian paprika
2 tsp.  Kosher salt
1 tsp.  black pepper
1 tsp.  cayenne pepper
1 tsp.  chili powder
1 tsp.  garlic granules
1 tsp.  onion powder
(Makes about 1/4 cup of rub)

Kansas City style rub

1/4  cup brown sugar or turbinado sugar
1 tblsp. Kosher salt
1 tblsp. Sweet Hungarian paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic granules
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper
(Makes about 1/2 cup of rub)

Worldly rub

• 1 tbs ground cumin
• 1 tbs paprika
• 1 tsp onion flakes (you can use fresh onions too)
• 2 tbs dry rose petals (not essential)
• 1 tbs salt
• 1 tbs turmeric
• 2 tbs chilli flakes (leave out if you don’t like hot spicy food)
• 1 tbs tamarind paste (often difficult to find and not essential)
• 3 tbs fresh parsley, fi nely chopped (essential)
• 2 tbs pine-nuts, toasted and ground (could be substituted with cashews or macadamias)
• ½ teaspoon pepper


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