OooooooEEEEEE – – BAM!! 😀 I can just imagine what Emeril might be saying if he tried a bite of these! I truly believe he would approve!! 😀
Seriously, these are, in my opinion, my best ribs yet! But, they should come with two warnings, though! First, they should be illegal they’re so good!! 😉
And secondly, they have quite a little kick! 😀 I was thrilled BEYOND over them, but as you know, my hubby has a little trouble with spicy-hot foods. I pushed him out of his comfort zone on these.
So be warned. If you can’t take the heat, these might not be for you!
But even my hubby liked them. He just didn’t love them like I did. 😉
Honestly, I felt like I was down in Louisiana in Cajun country at a little barbecue joint from the very first taste!
They’re melt-in-your-mouth tender, juicy, and the heat doesn’t even hit you at first. It’s one of those that slowly sneaks up on ya, warms you up from the inside out, and doesn’t burn or make you cough! 😉
The best kind of hot! 😀
I brought out all of my favorite spices for southern-style rubs from the cupboards, then added a few newer ones such as creole seasoning (a must!), a few more herbs than usual, onion powder (which I don’t normally use for ribs), and a little pinch of red pepper flakes!
I very much enjoy both a dry rub and a wet sauce, so while the ribs were baking to ultimate perfection, I played with a bottle of Sue Bee’s Louisiana-Style Barbecue Sauce.
I wanted quite a good kick, plus, I also wanted to add just a few more ingredients to it to make sure it was as true Cajun-style as I could do, as that was what I was trying hard to achieve.
It really turned out to be one heck of a sauce!! 😀
I hope that I don’t sound like I’m bragging about these. I’m just so very pleased with them, and so very happy to share my recipe with you all!
I don’t know what you’re making for the holiday weekend, but I can promise you this, these would be a smash hit at a Memorial Day, (or Fourth of July), backyard barbecue!!
The only downfall? Everyone will love them so much
that you’ll be stuck making these for every party! 😉
Take care all, and have a fun, but safe, holiday!
For Dry Rub:
Easy Mop Sauce: