Balsamic Baby Back Ribs with Truffled Twice-Baked Potatoes

TOTAL TIME: 4 hr
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 3 hr 30 min
 
YIELD: 2 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

RUB:
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat- leaf parsley leaves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple flakes
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano, leaves minced
    RIBS:
    • 1 rack baby back ribs
    • 1 teaspoon canola oil
      BALSAMIC BARBECUE SAUCE:
      • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
      • 3/4 cup ketchup
      • 1/2 cup maple syrup
      • 1/2 cup aged balsamic vinegar, minimum 7 years old
      • 30ml whiskey (1 shot)
      • 1 habanero chile, minced
      • 1 clove garlic, minced
      • 1 red onion, minced
        POTATOES:
        • 2 russet potatoes
        • 1/4 cup heavy cream
        • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced
        • 1/4 cup chopped scallion greens
        • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
        • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
        • Sea salt
        • Freshly cracked black pepper
          SIDE:
          • 1 package baby spinach
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            Directions

            Cook's Note: Use latex gloves to chop the habanero or wash hands thoroughly with hot soapy water immediately after chopping.

            For the rub: To a bowl, add the parsley, brown sugar, maple flakes, smoked paprika, salt, cracked pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic and oregano. Mix well.

            For the ribs: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place the ribs down on foil, brush with canola oil and massage with the rub. Wrap the foil tightly around the ribs, place in a roasting pan and roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Unwrap the ribs and cover with the balsamic barbecue sauce. Broil, uncovered, at 500 degrees F until the sauce is bubbling and caramelized, about 5 minutes.

            For the sauce: Heat a pot on medium. Add the apple cider vinegar, ketchup, maple syrup, aged balsamic vinegar, whiskey, habanero, garlic and red onions. Stir and bring to a simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

            For the baked potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the russet potatoes in foil for 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, slice open and delicately scoop the cooked potato flesh into a bowl. Add the heavy creamy, parsley, scallion greens, butter, truffle oil and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste and whip. Stuff the mix back into the potato skins, wrap in foil and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes.

            On a long rectangular plate, lay down some fresh baby spinach. Place the rack of ribs on top and add the truffled twice-baked potatoes.

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            • on July 20, 2014

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              I've made these 3 times...each time wonderful; however, it cost me more in 7 yr. balsamic and maple syrup than the ribs. I can't believe I even made them again (but I did finally find the maple flakes)...give us subs to make this recipe reasonable. 5stars for ribs..1 star for ridiculous expensive ingredient list for sauce...I should be ashamed of myself; I know better!

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            • on July 25, 2013

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              These are the best ribs I have ever tasted! I used a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce instead of a habanero pepper. I also used pork country style ribs instead of beef ribs. They were a big hit with all of my family and friends! Thanks Nadia for another great recipe! And thanks for entertaining us!

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            • on May 31, 2013

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              Very easy recipe! I used half of a habanero instead of a whole one, as in my experience a whole one would be too spicy for me. I'm glad I used only half, and some people would even say this was too much. They turned out perfect, and very yummy. I would make this again and again! Thank you, Nadia G. I have made multiple recipes of yours, and all came out perfect (as in: I would make them again, which says a lot!. I did not make the potatoes, as we're trying to avoid starch after being on a low-carb diet.

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