Grilling ribs? Know a few tips!

For most people, Summer is a bliss for many different reasons. When it comes to cooking, if you are a lover of the outdoors, then you are part of that group of people that creates the meal prep process around the grill. We get you! We are part of that group as well.

From burgers to steaks, from chicken to sausages, grilling turns any meal into a festive occasion. Ribs are among the ultimate grilled meal. They’re messy, indulgent, delicious and a favourite when it comes to dinner. Some people feel intimidated with ribs, but they are actually easy to make. You just need a good dosage of patience.

The first step into grilling ribs is to actually know your ribs. You can’t just grab the first pack of ribs you see and hope for the best. Ribs belong in three main categories:

  • Baby back ribs – the most common and easiest to find. They are smaller, meatier and leaner than other types.
  • Spareribs are larger with flat bones. They have more connective tissues, so after a long cooking time, they’ll get very tender.
  • St. Louis-style ribs are spareribs with the rib tips removed. They have a more uniform, rectangular shape than the other types.

Next comes the flavour. Just like you would with any other cut of meat, seasoning ribs ahead of time, allowing them to take in the flavour, is key to having delicious grilled ribs. Check out our recipes section for ideas.

As we said above, when making ribs, no matter what type, you need to be patient. Cook them low and slow, and they will “fall off the bone”.

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