The picture above shows an entire rack of baby back ribs. Because of the unique characteristics of sous vide, the rack could also be portioned into smaller pieces, packaged separately and processed without altering the time/temperature guideline.
Actual prep time 1 hour
Serves 3+ unless you’re in Texas
Level of difficulty: 2.75
Stage the ribs into dedicated vacuum bags. Seal and sous vide process @ 135 F/57 C for 18 hours.
While the ribs are processing, make the rub using the listed ingredients above. Set aside.
When the time has elapsed, submerge the package into iced tap water for half an hour to achieve 70 F/21 C. Refrigerate at 40 F/4 C until day of service. The ribs can be safely refrigerated in the sealed package for up to two weeks.
Day of service
Submerge the package in hot tap water (110 F/43 C) or a functioning sous vide bath to melt the gel. Place the package on a suitable Lipavi rack in a pan.
Remove the baby backs from the package and allow the juices to drain into the bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle powdered egg white on the top side of the ribs. Fresh egg whites can also be used–mix well with 1 oz/30 ml water.
Use a spray bottle to moisten the egg whites–not necessary if you use fresh whites. This creates a sticky surface for spices to cling to.
Sprinkle generously with the rub.
Spray (or drizzle) with vegetable oil. Remove the rack from the pan and set aside while you make the sauce.
Process the juices according to the method outlined HERE.
Stage the rack into the smoker and process at 185-225 F/82-107 C until the desired appearance is achieved–3-4 hours. Internal temperature should be at least 140 F/60 C. If preferred, this item can also be roasted indoors at 225 F/107 C for approximately 2-3 hours or until the desired appearance is achieved.
Coat the top side with the Brisk BBQ Sauce. Return to the smoker/oven for 30 minutes.
Stack the ribs to create some altitude…
Drizzle with a little extra sauce. The other components add verve.
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