Rib tips are on the menu this week, and I happened to have some in the freezer.
I injected them thoroughly with:
- 6oz apple juice
- 4oz agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon concentrated black cherry juice
I gave them a light/medium coating of Simply Marvelous Season All, covered in plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for four hours. Half way through, I flipped them over so both sides could soak up some of the injection marinade.
When I took them out of the fridge, I poured off the liquid, patted the tips dry with a paper towel and gave them a heavy coating of Simply Marvelous Cherry and Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction. I couldn’t decide which I like better, so I used both. It turned out to be a great combination!
I set up a ring of lump charcoal in the big Weber Kettle and added some hickory chunks. Then I lit a half chimney more of lump and spread them on top and put a water bowl in the middle.
Then I installed the Smoke-EZ extension ring and got the smoker running steady at 275 degrees.
By now the rib tips were getting happy with the spices and sweating nicely, so into the cooker they go.
After two hours I brought them back inside, brushed on some melted butter, squeezed on some agave nectar and poured some apple juice in the bottom of the pan.
Then I covered the pan with foil and put it back into the cooker for an hour and a half.
Finally, I sauced the tips and put them back in the cooker uncovered for about 15 minutes to set the sauce.
Done and on the cutting board.
Sliced and diced
and served with broccoli slaw and corn on the cob. Enjoy!