What to Serve with Baby Back Ribs?
- atwistedlime Dec 12, 2008 09:49 AM
I have an unexpected meal to serve and I am planning to make my slow roasted baby back ribs. I wanted to serve a myriad of sides and a nice country dessert. I am crazy at work this week and so my brain is otherwise occupied and I am drawing a blank.
My ribs are dry rubbed and then braised slowly. The flavors are basic (brown sugar, celery salt, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne a few other things).
I am planning to make corn bread from a recipe I found. It looks like it will be a little sweet but not like a corn "cake" as many turn out.
Other then that any suggestions? I have a few other thoughts but would love some help planning this meal!
This may be heresy but I think frozen sliced peaches work just fine in a cobbler. I usually find them among the organic selections in the grocery stores I frequent.
For me, baby back ribs are a summertime grill or smoker activity and I always associate them with corn on the cob from the farm stand and tomatoes right out of the garden.
I've fiddled with corn bread recipes over the years but always return to the one on the Quaker cornmeal container.
mashed sweet potatoes with sage fried in brown butter. I make them all the time when I do barbeque.
I'm all about the slaw. It's a cool and crispy counterpoint to the warm, sticky ribs. Definitely potato salad, too. Everything else is optional. Tasty, but optional.