I spent the first official day of summer enveloped in hickory smoke.
This Saturday, my dad and his friend, Bob, smoked three huge racks of pork ribs up at our Bath County river house. I made some zucchini and summer squash on the grill, but other than that, I had absolutely nothing to do with these beauties.
Well, I did have SOMETHING to do with them: I ate some. Wouldn’t you?
According to Dad, he used a dry rub on all three racks. Then, for the sake of experimentation, they smoked one rack with just the dry rub and used sauce on the other two racks. One got Stubb’s and the other got Kraft barbecue sauce, which had been doctored up a bit by Bob.
We all decided that the dry rub finished off with sauce is the way to go. But all three racks were absolutely delicious.
I believe I may have to invest in a smoker one of these days. I can’t seem to get the thought of smoked trout out of my mind now. Anyone out there like to smoke meat? I’d love to hear some of your tips.