• Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: easy

By now you’ve probably noticed that I love quick and easy recipes that look great and taste delicious, but some things are just worth the wait.

These southern Creole dry rub ribs need at least two hours on the grill (or in your oven).  So yes, it’s a bit of a departure, but when you taste these succulent, perfectly seasoned, juicy ribs with meat that literally melts off the bone, you’ll agree that 2 hours was a good investment.

here's what you'll need...

  • 2 racks of ribs

For the rub:

  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion salt
  • 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp of dried thyme

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set oven temp: 200C/gas mark 6

here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Wash the ribs clean and pat them dry.  Mix the spices together in a bowl and slowly start to rub them on top of the ribs. The bottom part of the ribs don’t need seasoning.

    creole ribs step 1

  • 2

    Cover with clingfilm and leave them to marinate for an hour.  It usually takes me a good hour to get the BBQ lit and ready to go, but if it’s a typical British summer’s day (i.e. it’s raining) then you can use an oven preheated to 200C (180C fan).  I used our smoker BBQ which has a lid you can close.  Light your coals and wait until they’re a uniform grey ashen colour.

    creole ribs feature image

  • 3

    Place the ribs a good 5-6 inches above the coals – any closer and it’ll burn – and close the lid.

    creole ribs ta da 2

  • 4

    Then go away, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and relax.  You don’t have to do anything else for the next couple of hours.

    creole ribs ta da 1

    That’s it, easy to prepare and you probably already have these spices in your cupboards; the hard part is waiting for it to be ready, especially when it smells so good!


By Finn Christo on 21.07.20

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