Yes, you read that right.
Bored with the typical heavy, sweet sauces that we like to put on our ribs…I decided to do something totally different and not add any sugar or extra salt to the sauce I was going to create/use. In short- it only took 4 ingredients:
3 cups (24 fl. oz) pineapple juice
2 cups (16 fl. oz) agave nectar
1 cup (8 fl. oz) high quality tequila
1 cup (8 fl. oz) lime juice
Set all these to a rolling boil and allow for at least 2 hours for reduction into a glaze that you can brush on two racks of ribs. Now as for those ribs, at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) they will caramelize nicely after 2 hours when you cover them with the following:
- Lemon powder
- White pepper
- Celery seeds (NOT celery salt)
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Cumin (will add an additional smoke to the flavor
For absolute best results, take these ingredients and relieve some stress by mixing them with a mortar and pestle. Cover your racks of ribs thoroughly with this blend and allow to air-dry in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before you commit them to the oven. You can opt to grill them if you choose, as well.
Once the time is up, you should remove the ribs from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before you slice them into individual ribs. The glaze should also be ready at the same time (best practice is to start the heat on both simultaneously).