Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tender Pork Ribs & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
For a first time griller of ribs...I think I did pretty good! My brother-in-law and his family gave me these Pork Loin Back Ribs for my birthday. I have been very excited to try new things on my grill, so this was great! I was a little nervous and didn't know what I was doing, but whatever I did...it worked. They were so tender and juicy. They were perfect. My husband usually doesn't care for ribs, unless they are from Famous Dave's. Now he has a new favorite! The ribs I got were John Morrell Pork Loin Back Ribs. Sold in your local grocery store already marinated the way you like it. I cooked mine at a Low to Medium heat for just under 1 hour, turning it every 15 minutes. I placed them on aluminum foil that was sprayed with cooking spray really, really good so that they wouldn't stick and cause problems when I turned them over. That also helped the juices stay put and really soak into the ribs. They were so good. Thank you to Dave & Tiff for the birthday present. We really enjoyed the ribs! Our Creamy Garlic mashed Potatoes made for a great side, and of course some fresh greens from our garden for our salad topped this meal off!
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
8 good sized Red Potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves Garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and boil until soft. Drain and add remaining ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer to desired consistency.