erain and wutang inspired chipotle pastrami ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fire it up, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Recently wutang cured and smoked some ribs based on some erain had done before that. Needless to say it was an awesome idea and something I just had to try.

    Made up a tiny batch of injection cure as well as some dry cure both with a little chipotle in them.
    Gave the ribs a quick trim job and went to work.

    Gave a good squirt of injection in between each bone then coated with the dry cure mixture, vac sealed and into the fridge overnight.

    Next day I removed them and gave them a rinse then coated with my chipotle rub and into the smoker over oak at 300 degrees.

    My Brother likes his ribs with more of a crust so I left the two cut unwrapped, the main piece I did a 2-1.5-.5 method.
    Also as a snack I tossed on a few mushrooms I had in the fridge, smoked them cap down for 45 minutes (was going for half an hour) then topped with a new Borden chipotle cheddar cheese that actually has a nice kick.
    They were a little over done because I forgot I was running the smoker at 300 and not 225-250, still delicious though.

    They were delicious, saltier than I would have liked but I knew they would since I didn't soak the meat and wutang claimed the same thing when he did his. Besides that they were fantastic.
    Thanks for looking and thanks for he inspiration erain and wutang [​IMG]
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs smoke. In the words of my mother..."boy, one day you're gonna turn into a chipotle pepper." LOL

  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good man.[​IMG]
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking ribs! I'll have to try curing some.
  5. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those ribs look incredibly tasty, how bout i send you a couple shrooms and you send my half a rack

    what does the vacumn seal for marinade do better than just in a tupperware? does it help draw the mixture into the meat with no air?
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man everything looks so good. Nice Job Jim...[​IMG]
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You got a deal!

    I like to use the vacuum seal when curing so it will press the cure into the meat more and it is easy to flip around and massage which I do with all my cured meats at least twice per day.
    I cured some pork a while back for capicola but the middle never got any cure into it and it went bad so i had to toss it, ever since then I have been doing it this way.

    Speaking of capicola, been a while since I made some, another great thing that RonP turned me and several other folks onto about a year or so back.
  8. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those look freakin amazing! So many way's to do ribs, so little daylight in a day. Well, at least I got new variations to try while I'm studying for classes starting next that a good thing or bad thing? Lol!!
  9. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great. Great pics along the way. Points-worthy but it won't let me. [​IMG]

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