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Ribs & Bibs: Our Tasty AF Rib Recipe

By Chris Pew on

The best post-pow day meal? Ribs. No question. And we've got the best (easiest) rib recipe for all you powhounds: our umami-packed, slow-baked, foolproof, oven baked ribs are the best thing to put in your mouth after a long day of chasing the white dragon. We pack extra moisture into these finger-licking smoke-shows because everyone knows the snow is water; water is moisture; and moist ribs are a great pleasure of this life. 

Rib are life.

Why trust our rib recipe? 

We're serious about our food. In fact, we eat every day. And when we're not eating, we're designing and creating the world's greatest outerwear for skiing and snowboarding. We're talking the finest ingredients: 3-layer waterproof/breathable fabrics woven and laminated in Japan, thermoplastic adhesives, polyurethane coated zippers, and enough seam tape to waterproof your entire wardrobe.

Powder casserole

Our gear keeps you dry, there's no doubt about it. If you can trust us to keep the moisture out of your snow gear, certainly you can trust us to keep the moisture in your 1/2 rack o' ribs? 

This reminds me of another one of our great passions: surfing deep pow. The way a slope sets up perfectly for pow slashing isn't so unlike slow roasting ribs. The perfect storm comes in slowly, packing in the moisture early, with large flakes and high-moisture content; and then finished with a heavy dusting of dry powder.

Jumping for flavortown

The storm layers are sealed, stable, and scrumptious. Not unlike these ribs. 

First, let's cover the fundamentals. The quickest way to flavortown is through the spice rack, and our ribs are no different. Here are the basics:

Spice Rub Fundamentals:

  • 1:1 salt to suger 
  • Make it spicy: cayenne, chipotle pow, etc. 
  • Layer the pow: garlic pow, onion pow, chili pow, paprika, lil' mustard pow
  • Herb'ie Hancock: oregano, marjoram, sage 
  • Leave your mark with something special: cinnamon? coffee? chocolate? 

BBQ Sauce Fundamentals:

  • Yes, you can make your own sauce, but we're not. Buy a bottle.  
  • Add Secret Aardvark to your sauce mixture for the ultimate heat treat.

Ribs & bibs baby

Follow those basics and find your own route through the wild backcountry of flavor. Trust your instincts and take your time. Want an easy first win? Take our recipe for a spin:

Ribs & Bibs Spice Rub:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/3 cup paprika 
  • 2 tbsp mustard pow
  • 2 tbsp garlic pow
  • 1 tbsp onion pow
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp coriandar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Ribs & Bibs Recipe:

  • Mix the spices in a bowl and lavishly massage into your rack o' ribs
  • Wrap seasoned ribs in plastic wrap and place into fridge for a minimum of 4 beers (2 hrs) and up to 48 beers (24 hrs). 
  • Remove from fridge and wrap in tinfoil and place onto a sheet tray. 
  • Put ribs into 250 degree oven for 2 hrs. 
  • Take out ribs, remove tinfoil, and slather both sides with BBQ sauce
  • Put back into oven for 1.5 hrs uncovered. 
  • Crank to 500 and let the ribs get a little color (maximum 10 minutes)

Ribs are delicious

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