Thursday, August 16, 2012

Carmela Soprano's Grilled Spareribs / Grilling Hints

It's still August.
It's still hot.
They're still hungry.

Don't like grilled sausages?
No problem.
Back to The Sopranos Family Cookbook's chapter on Grilling - Italian Style.

Some hints about grilling:
If you're slow cooking, have the grill further away from the heat.
A steak cooks quickly, so have the grill about 2 or 3 inches above.

Not sure how hot it is?
Place your hand 6 inches about the coal.
Count and pull away when you must.
2 seconds maximum - very hot
4 seconds - medium hot
6 seconds - low

Depending on the position of the grill and the heat, spareribs can take 
20 minutes or 30 seconds.
Of course marinated spareribs can also be broiled.

Using dried herbs?
One teaspoon dried equals one tablespoon fresh. 

                        Grilled Spareribs 

Combine in a shallow dish
1/4 Cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
pinch of crushed red pepper
salt to taste

4 pounds spareribs, cut into individual ribs
Stir to coat them with the marinade.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Prepare a medium hot charcoal fire.
Set the rack 6 inches from the heat.
Grill the ribs, turning them frequently, until cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
Serve hot.

Would I make Grilled Spareribs again?
Along with the sausages.
Something for everybody. 

One recipe down.  Eighty-eight more to go.  

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