Cook 6: January 28,2009

by zydecopaws on January 29, 2009

 

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On the menu:

  • Spare Ribs
  • Corn
  • Green Salad

Ok, so this is not what you would expect to see for late January on the Washington coast.  I had the opportunity to try my skills at a friend’s getaway in Ocean Shores, WA.  The picture is the view from his back door looking out over his Weber Performer, deck, dock, and the lake behind the house.  The weather was clear all day long, and it would have been a crime not to grill up the spare ribs he bought on sale at Safeway.  $10 for a case of spare ribs is a swinging deal, and we managed to make do without a lot of the normal spices and some store-bought sauce.

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Cooking on the Performer was interesting; he hasn’t had it very long so it doesn’t have the accumulation of drippings from previous cooks.  If you look closely, you’ll see I did my part to christen the table with BBQ sauce that didn’t quite make it to the ribs.  This BBQ is kind of strange in that you use propane to light the charcoal, but not to cook the food.  In this case, it actually makes sense to use those funky charcoal trays that come with every Weber but never seem to fit on them very well…

Vital Statistics:

  • BBQ Start time: 17:15
  • Meal time: 18:30
  • Temperature:     41°F
  • Dew Point:     39°F
  • Humidity:    68%
  • Wind:    Calm
  • Precipitation:    0.00in
  • Daily Precip.:    0.00in

When all was said and done, the ribs were pretty tasty, and we had enough left over for lunch.  Now if we could have just coaxed some fresh fishies out of the lake…

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