4 shots of Tequila - Playoff Ribs!

4 shots of Tequila - Playoff Ribs!

The NFL Playoffs have started and each weekend I contemplate over what I am going to cook for the fellas!  I found this recipe on http://www.thebrewerandthebaker.com/ and gave it a try.  It was a HIT! Why wouldn't it be, considering it is made with 4 shots of Tequila and Kurobuta Ribs!
I saw that Snake River Farms was having a Playoff special on Kurobuta Pork (UP TO 50% OFF), WOW!   So I immediately placed my order using this Free Shipping Link (FREE Shipping on Snake River Farms Gifts ) and Bam I had Kurobuta Spare Ribs for 18.00 a rack!  Here's the recipe: 
  • For the marinade:
  • 2 racks (~4 lbs) kurobuta pork spare ribs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Juice of two limes, zest from 1
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Cut each rack of ribs in half and place 2 sections each in a gallon zipper bag.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients and pour half into each bag.
  3. Seal the bags, turn to coat, and place in a baking dish in the fridge.
  4. Let marinate overnight, turning a couple of times.
  5. Transfer the marinade to a pot and add the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Reduce glaze to a thick sauce.
  7. Heat grill to 250-300 degrees.
  8. Wrap each rib section in a foil pouch and cook (indirect heat recommended but my grill isn't big enough to accommodate two racks over indirect heat).
  9. Cook for ~90 minutes and tear into one of the pouches to see if the meat is tender and is pulling from the bone.
  10. Carefully open the foil pouches and glaze the ribs, leaving the foil peeled back so the sauce will caramelize.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes and then glaze again.
  12. Repeat and then transfer to a foil-tented platter to rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Cut ribs and serve any remaining glaze on the side as a sauce.

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