I needed a rub fix this week and did not want to roll out the smoker so I used the braise method and a quick spice paste. These turned out fantastic.

1 slab of St Louis cut ribs
1 onion
1″ piece of ground ginger
1 clove of garlic
1 shallot
1/4c soy sauce or salt
1/4c rice wine vinegar
1T sesame oil
1T roasted white sesame seeds
Some water.

Cut off excess fat and cut into 2 bone pieces. Sear in a hot cast iron skillet. Set aside. Add all other ingredients except seeds in a blender to make a paste. Add water as needed. Place paste in skillet and heat for 2 min. Add ribs, some water and cover pan. Place in 300 deg oven for about 2 hours. Eat. Top with sesame seeds.

— Daniel Merk

POSTED BY Daniel Merk | 02:21am 7th-Dec, 2010