Sunday, March 15, 2009

Apple Radish BBQ Ribs

I don't know what to say except that I love this pork rib recipe. I stumbled across it on a few years ago. The meat is so tender and falls off the bone. They're exceptional especially considering you don't need a grill to make 'em.

4 pounds pork spareribs
2 quarts apple juice
3 cups barbecue sauce
1/2 cup prepared horseradish
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
  1. Place ribs in a stock pot, and cover with apple juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together barbecue sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the apple juice from the ribs.
  3. Brush underside of ribs with 1/3 of the sauce. Turn them over, and place in roasting pan.* Brush tops with remaining sauce.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes, brushing occasionally with sauce.
*I use a large pyrex casserole dish and it helps to cover the bottom with a layer of aluminum foil so you don't have to spend a week scrubbing off the baked-on sauce.

Coconut Pie

I came home the other night thinking I wanted to make a red velvet cake and ended up making this coconut pie instead. I had the one sliver that's cut out in this picture and Allen ate the rest (to his credit he ate on it throughout the week). It's a super easy to make and it always reminds me of spring.

1/2 stick butter (melted)
2 cups sugar
2 tsps flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup whole evaporated milk
1 cup coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt

Combine all ingredients. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

Pie Crust

I've been making the same pie crust for years. I guess I should branch out and try something new but this recipe is easy and good and it doesn't require a rolling pin.

Mix in pie pan:

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 tbsp cold milk

Pat into shape.