Preparing and cooking for your man and knowing his favorite food does so much more than just titillate his manly taste buds. It also relays clearly how important he is to your life and how much you dearly love him. Taking the time to slave away in the stove or oven takes him to a nostalgic trip as he recalls his happy childhood memories in the kitchen and of the beloved woman who raised him.
It sure gets a little tricky when choosing meals to cook for your man because his tastes might really differ from yours. He could prefer hearty meat dishes like pork brisket or pork ribs, or spicy stews and grilled burgers over your favorite salads and sandwiches. Whatever his favorite is, a man is a man, and they all love one thing… BARBECUE!!!
Here is a delectable and easy to make barbecued pork lovingly seasoned with the roller-coaster ride of sweet and spicy rub, topped off with the nutty hint of Moroccan Argan oil. A sure fire mouth watering dish your man would surely love.
Barbecue Pork with Sweet Chili Rub
- 1 rack pork ribs
- 1/2 c paprika
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp white pepper
- 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp black pepper
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
- 1 (12-ounce) can cola soft drink
- 1/8 c Argan oil
- Mix dry (rub) ingredients together in a bowl. Massage rub into the ribs, store in an air tight container and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to overnight. (The longer you marinate the better flavor absorption.)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Now cut rack in half and seal every half piece in aluminum foil, make sure the meaty side is down, and the seal is facing up so the juices won’t leak out. Place the rib packets on a cookie rack (or any rack that will fit in your oven). Place the rack on top of a baking sheet. Bake for about 4 hours.
- Take the ribs out, and carefully pour the juices from the baking sheet and the juices from the aluminum packets into a bowl. Add in the barbecue sauce, cola and oil. Brush sauce mixture lavishly on top of the ribs.
- Serve immediately. Keep excess sauce for dipping.
Reduce the unwanted fat without sacrificing the rich flavor of your barbecue by preparing this recipe a day ahead. Better to cool the pork, and then refrigerate overnight to seal in flavor and juices. Take out any solidified fat before any reheating. This sweet and savory rub works well on pork ribs. You can adjust the sweetness or heat by changing the amount of sugar and cayenne. Haven’t heard of Argan oil? The oil is exclusively found and produced in Morocco and is widely popular for its dietary benefits. The light yellow colored oil is known for its somewhat sweet, and earthy to nutty flavor perfect as a drizzle.