Tips from the Pros: Trimming Ribs
April 25, 2012
Why leave the trimming to your butcher when you can just as easily create perfect looking ribs yourself by following a little advice from VIP blogger Chris Grove of NibbleMeThis.com? And once you’re done checking out his tips, be sure to click here to find out how to get $2 off your next pork rib purchase!
I do this for a couple of reasons.
- Even cooking – Spare ribs are irregularly shaped and unless trimmed, the tapered end will be more cooked than the wide end.
- Even portions – Each rib will be the same size.
- Faster cooking times – An untrimmed spare rib takes me about 6 hours to get smoked right. A trimmed spare takes about 5.
Here is how I trim mine.