At Tom Hixson of Smithfield, we offer a large range of pork baby back ribs. All of our pork is sourced from the finest producers across the globe, who work alongside our team to provide you with the highest quality pork products.
For those of you who love to grill, we’d recommend you order the Pork Baby Back Ribs. A little taste of heaven, these baby back ribs are hard-hitting with indulgent and marvellous flavours and are great for slathering in your favourite BBQ sauce or dry spice rub. We also stock the USDA Loin Ribs which are from the same, award-winning producers as our famous USDA St. Louis Ribs.
The Iberico Loin is a succulent and lean cut of pork from the incredible Spanish Iberico breed pig. This rack of baby back ribs is incredibly succulent and packs a lot of delicious flavours, which has a subtle nutty hint to it due to the pig’s diet.
Also known as pork loin ribs, baby back ribs are smaller and meatier than other types of ribs and usually easier to grill due to their size. The name ‘baby’ comes from the size of the rib, as they are smaller than spare or St Louis style ribs. This pork cut comes from the upper rib cage, just below the loin muscle of a pig.
To cook baby back ribs to perfection, you should use the 2-2-1 method. “2-2-1” refers to the timings of the different stages of cooking ribs, usually baby back ribs. This cooking method is a fool-proof way of getting deliciously tender and flavourful meat that requires minimal effort.
The 2-2-1 method involves first smoking the unwrapped ribs for two hours, then wrapping them in foil and smoking for a further two hours. The last step of the 2-2-1 method involves unwrapping the ribs to cook for the last hour to firm up. You can also add your favourite sticky rib sauce during the last stage.
We love cooking BBQ baby back ribs in the Summer, and serving along side grilled corn on the cob and fresh fennel slaw. To make the crunchy fennel slaw, first make the dressing with 200 millilitres of Greek yoghurt and mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, sumac, a splash of apple juice and chives.
Next, chop and slice the following ingredients: two apples, 1 Bunch of Spring Onion, 0.25 Red Cabbage (Sliced), ¼ White Cabbage, 1 Head of Fennel, 3 Carrots, and ¼ Bunch of Parsley (chopped). Mix your chopped vegetables with your tangy dressing and serve alongside your delicious BBQ ribs for a superb dish the whole family will love.
You can find the full tutorial on how to make BBQ Baby Back Ribs With Cider Sauce and Fennel Slaw in our recent YouTube video.