Saturday, August 30, 2014

What to Look for When Buying Ribs

When buying a rack of ribs there are a few things that you need to look for. Always buy the freshest ribs possible. So, skip the frozen ribs. Fresh ribs will always give you better flavor. When looking at a rack of ribs make sure that the edges are not dry. 

Another thing to avoid is yellowing fat. This is another sign that the rack of ribs are not the freshest. To make great ribs, you need fresh ribs, so make sure you always check out the ribs closely.

What are St. Louis Style Ribs

What is a Shiner?

The exposed bone on a rack of ribs is referred to as a shiner. This happens when the butcher trims too close to the bone on a rack of ribs. Normally they should have meat all around. When buying a rack of ribs whether it be baby back or spare ribs make sure that there are no shiners, otherwise look for a different rack.

Baby Back Ribs vs. Spare Ribs