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What I Ate: January 27, 2010 (Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Ribs)

Posted 28 January, 2010 at 12:05am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: Tina stir-fried some rice with the remaining pork belly and broccoli rabe and served it with a corn soup.
Pork Belly and Broccoli Rabe Fried Rice

Dinner: I mesquite smoked a rack of baby back ribs (as well as a couple pounds of beef short ribs, but that's for a different meal) and ate it with broccoli and tater tots.
Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Tater Tots

Mequite Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Broccoli

3 comments to What I Ate: January 27, 2010 (Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Ribs)

Nate @ House of Annie, January 28th, 2010 at 1:20 am:

  • Looks pretty meaty. The pork spares here are really "spare" - hardly any meat on 'em.

    Did you throw mesquite smoke wood chunks on the charcoal, or just use lump mesquite charcoal?

Dickson, January 28th, 2010 at 4:29 pm:

  • Hey Guys…looks like a pretty nice dinner. Just thought of you both and hope you're doing well. Happy belated New Years and Christmas.


Michael Chu, January 28th, 2010 at 11:13 pm:

  • I only had mesquite wood chips so I tried to make them last longer by making an aluminum tray for them to be held in so they would all burn up immediately on the charcoal. It didn't work that well - there was a little smokiness, but only some of the wood chips gave off smoke. I should have just put them on the coals and kept feeding it.