BEER-BRAISED RIBS

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Ingredients:

  • 1 rack pork loin back ribs, around 3 pounds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 2 or 3 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 10 nickel-sized slices unpeeled fresh ginger or 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 5 dried red chilies or a teaspoon of cayenne
  • 5 cloves garlic, lightly smashed
  • 330ml dark beer
Indoor Ribs

Direction:

  1.  

    Preheat oven to 300°F. Remove the membrane from the bottom side of the ribs and split the rack into two. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Put oil in a large, deep ovenproof skillet or casserole that can later be covered. Turn heat to medium-high and, when oil shimmers, sear meat on both sides until nicely browned, turning as necessary.

  2.  

    Add allspice, cinnamon, ginger, chilies and garlic and stir; add beer. Bring to a boil; cover pan and adjust heat so mixture simmers steadily. Put in oven and cook until meat is tender, about 1 hour.

  3.  

    Heat broiler. Drain meat and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Broil on both sides until brown and crisp, about 1 to 2 minutes. Meanwhile, skim cooking liquid of fat, bring to a boil, and use as sauce.