Thai Style Spare Ribs
Gateway Drum Smokers
Get outside your BBQ box with this recipe from Gettin' Basted.
2 racks St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs (We choose Marble Ridge Farms!)
Gateway Drum Smoker Hooks
1 tbsp. Whole Black Peppercorns
8 Garlic Cloves
8 Cilantro Roots
3 tbsp. Fish Sauce
3 tbsp. Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Green Onions, Chopped
1 Lime, Juiced
1 tbsp. Fish Sauce
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
½ tsp. Chili Flakes
1 Green Onion, Chopped
1 sprig Cilantro, Finely Diced
Thai Style Marinade
Thai Style Marinade:
Work the salt, peppercorns, garlic, and cilantro into a rough paste, using a mortar and pestle.
Mix the fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and green onions into the paste.
In a small bowl combine the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, chili flakes, green onions, and cilantro and leave to meld together.
Make sure your ribs are cut down to no more than ten bones for hanging purposes.
Give the spares a good coating of the marinade, then place the ribs and leftover marinade in a ziplock bag, and let it work its magic for 1-2 hours in a cooler.
Fire up your Gateway Drum to about 275ºF, place your Hooks in the ribs under the first bone on the big side and hang them in your Gateway as soon as it is up to temp.
The total cook time for these ribs will be around 2 and a half hours but the rack should be spun every 20-30 minutes to avoid burning the bottom of the bones.
At the 2 hour mark turn up the temperature to 300ºF so you get a nice, fat sizzle on the outside of the ribs.
Remove them from the Gateway after 30 minutes, take them inside to rest for 15 minutes, then serve with serving sauce and enjoy!