Honestly, the flavor of Sriracha sauce mixed with butter just never ceases to amaze me. For years, when I’d eat in an Asian restaurant that had a bottle of Sriracha sauce on the table, I wouldn’t touch the stuff. Don’t like my food too HOT!!! I was just sure it would be too hot for me. When I would see it in the Asian foods aisle of my grocery store, I was never tempted to buy it. Well, taste buds obviously change. Once I finally tasted the stuff, mixed with pure butter……..that was pure heaven for me. Somewhat different from the Sambal Oelek chili sauce I’ve been using over the years. Sriracha has a bit of sugar in it, but what it brings to the final dish is worth the 1.5 carbs one pays for that sugar in my opinion.
This evening we grilled some voluptuously-meaty pork country ribs and once again, this tasty sauce with butter did not disappoint. These ribs came out amazingly moist and DELICIOUS! Perhaps the best pork ribs I’ve made in a very long time! Hubby grilled them to perfection with some soaked hickory chips added to the fire.
I’m constantly finding new uses for this buttery sauce, whether I use Montreal Steak Spice Blend in the basic sauce, or use other favorite spice blends. This recipe would be equally good on grilled lamb, chicken, or seafood. It is acceptable for all phases of Atkins and Primal-Paleo food plans as well. Although this recipe is just for 4 ribs (half a package) you can double it for a full package of 8 ribs.
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4 meaty pork country ribs (approximate yield was 6 oz. meat + fat per rib)
½ stick unsalted butter, melted (4 oz.)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 T. Sriracha Chili Sauce
DIRECTIONS: Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Pour the butter into a bowl large enough to hold the ribs. Measure the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Stir well. Place ribs into the bowl and toss to coat with the mixture. Cover and place in the fridge for about 1 hour. When ready to cook the meat, prepare a charcoal fire in your grill. When the coals are hot, place ribs on the fire and slow cook the ribs for about 30 minutes on a side or until done. While they are cooking, scrape the marinade left in the bowl into your saucepan and heat to cook off any raw meat juices. Add more butter if needed/desired for adding to meat at table. When the meat is done, take it up onto your serving platter and baste with the remaining butter sauce. Serve at once with your favorite side dishes or salad. Be sure to notice the health and nutrition contained in this meal, as verified by the stats below.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Numbers below assume that all sauce is consumed and approximately 6 oz. edible meat is on each rib (serving=1rib). Each serving will contain approximately:
530 calories, 37 g fat, 1.72 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1.72 g NET CARBS, 45.4 g protein