I have this great Rib recipe that I got a few years ago… and finally got it perfect last night!! I have been trying for years and the taste was pretty much there but they were always dry… I tried so many things and they never worked but last night I got it and understood what was going wrong… As weird as it may sound I have a weird connection to these Ribs…
I was born in Montreal, and at the age of 2 my Mom needed to get away from my Dad and one night in the middle of the night she packed up the car and we left… We arrived in a little town in BC and she fell in love with it and we stayed… so I was raised in Nelson BC. At about the age of 11 my mom wanted to find a job and have me know my family so we headed back to Montreal…
A few weeks after I arrived in Montreal I met my Dad for the first time since the age of 2… our first meeting was a bit weird, he just showed up out of nowhere behind me in a line while I was waiting to get a hotdog from the restaurant at the pool…. Anyway…. around the 2nd or 3rd time I saw him he brought me to a great Restaurant in downtown Montreal called the Bar-B-Barn. I don’t remember having eaten ribs before going there but I fell in love with them….The Bar-B-Barn became the place that I always asked to go for my birthday and I always remember the first time that I had went with my Dad. My Dad and I have had lots of ins and outs (more outs then ins!) and now we have finally found the niche in which our relationship can work.
As for the ribs…I haven’t been to the Bar-B-Barn in years… My Birthday suppers one day transformed to a different kind of cuisine (Steak and Lobster LOL Hey! I am not paying) but I still love ribs..
Anyhow, I found the Recipe for Bar-B-Barn Ribs on the net a few years back… it had been published in the Local Newspaper in 1990…

Here is the Recipe… The Sauce Recipe is the same as the one I found but the method is tweaked because it never turned out right and some things are added…

2 lb Ribs or more (the sauce can be stretched for a lot of ribs)

2 c Brown Sugar
1 c Apple Sauce
1/2 c Lemon Juice
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Garlic Powder

Dry Rub
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder

Cover Ribs with Dry Rub Let sit for about 1 hour in the Fridge,
Heat BBQ on Low Temp,
Wrap Ribs in Tin foil and place in BBQ for about 1 ½ hours
Place all the ingredients for Sauce in a Sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, continuously stirring and then set aside.
Remove ribs from tin foil, turn off one of the burners in the BBQ, put the lit burner to a medium heat and place ribs on the side that is unlit… Baste with Sauce frequently for about 40 min. Light the second burner again and finish the ribs on a Medium heat for another 10 min (to get the nice caramel colour on the ribs)
Spinkle the Ribs with a bit of Fresh Lemon…
Serve Rice cooked in Tomato sauce with a bit of added Salsa, salt and Worcestershire.

So, I finally got them perfect last night and I was actually brought back to that first time I had eaten them and thoughts of my Dad….