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Grilling season is upon us. Since I live in sunny Florida, we grill all year long. Most house parties I attend involve BBQ and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser.
Many Floridians use citrus to marinade our meat. I can remember picking oranges straight off of the tree when I was little so my mom could use the fresh juice in her dishes.
Just a little history for you all, in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought citrus to the Americas. The Spanish explorers planted orange trees in St. Augustine, FL. between 1513 and 1565. The trees did well here which eventually produced a billion dollar industry for the state.
Currently, there are more than 8,000 growers cultivating almost 550,000 acres of land. Florida produces more oranges than any other region of the world, except Brazil.
You all know I’m all about convenience. These Smithfield Extra Tender baby back ribs are so easy to make. Quality is everything to me, so I always grill Smithfield Fresh Pork because they are hand trimmed, juicy and extra tender. When I first started grilling on my own, I was intimidated but after I saw how easy it was to grill (and delicious!), I was hooked.
Remember, you have to marinade overnight before you grill.
2 cups of fresh orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
8 cloves of garlic
Blend all the ingredients. Place ribs in ziplock bags, add marinade.
Before you grill, you must bake the ribs in the oven. Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with two sheets of aluminum foil. Place ribs on the foil. Place another piece of foil on top to cover the baking sheet completely. Bake for 2 hours.
Citrus Glaze BBQ Sauce
1 small yellow onion
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of fresh orange zest
2 tbs dark brown sugar
1 tbs Tabasco hot sauce
1 tbs honey
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbs dry mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 apple cider vinegar
1 tbs sweet paprika
6 tbs (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
Place onion and 1/4 cup orange juice to blender. Add to sauce pan, along with remaining ingredients. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should thicken up, but if you’re in a hurry, you can always add a couple tsps of cornstarch.
Don’t skip the orange zest. It adds so much flavor to the sauce!
Preheat grill to medium high heat, between 200-250 fahrenheit. Place ribs on grill, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Brush glaze on ribs, flip and cook with grill closed for 10 minutes. Repeat on the other side.
I found Smithfield Fresh Pork conveniently located in the meat department at my local Walmart.
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What’s your favorite grilling recipe?