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Detroit Style Ribs? Help!!

Torch97 May 27, 2009 01:53 PM

I am a Chef in Tampa Florida, I have been asked to make Detroit style ribs. Im not sure what that would be,can anyone help me out?

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    jack103 RE: Torch97 May 27, 2009 02:15 PM

    Sounds like they are looking for "soul food" style of cooking.

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      Torch97 RE: jack103 May 27, 2009 03:31 PM

      From what I have found I think you are right, all seem to be variations on southern bbq.

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      lergnom RE: Torch97 May 27, 2009 05:35 PM

      Ribs in Detroit are cooked wet, not dry. The sauce is not very hot.

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        worldwarz RE: Torch97 Jul 2, 2009 11:34 PM

        You boil them first before grilling them, usually with some sort of spices and vinegar if I remember correctly. Then they are liberally sauced durring grilling.

        1. JanPrimus RE: Torch97 Jul 3, 2009 06:54 AM

          As a Detroiter I might be able to help. The first thing you are going to need is a 55 gallon drum cut in half, mounted on at least 4 legs, with a grill that fits into the drum. Next you are going to need a rusted out 1965 Dodge Pickup, lawn chairs and a few Igloo Coolers full of Faygo. The fuel of choice is Charcoal Briquettes.

          You will want to set up shop in front of a pawn shop, check cashing shop or a beauty product store.

          What you are after is orange juiced soaked pork ribs cooked with a sweet and spicy sauce, at least this is what you will find at many of the side show stops. Yes they are heavy sauced and they are grilled. Smokers are rare in any Detroit Style ribs.

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            worldwarz RE: JanPrimus Jul 3, 2009 07:46 PM

            Don't forget that they taste even better when there cooked on Belle Isle.

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