Hector Rivera's Charcoalholics Spicy Coconut and Rum Ribs

Hector Rivera's Charcoalholics Spicy Coconut and Rum Ribs
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Hector Rivera's Charcoalholics Spicy Coconut and Rum Ribs

Ardie A. Davis and Paul Kirk

Hector Rivera's Charcoalholics Spicy Coconut and Rum Ribs

Hector has won first place twice with this recipe. These ribs are so popular with Hector's family and friends that he often serves them at backyard barbecues. Hector told us that the first thing he did upon recovering from an illness that put him in bed for six months was to cook these ribs in celebration of a cousin's daughter's first birthday. Lucky girl! We wish we could have teethed on these spicy ribs with a coconut accent when we were infants!

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Directions

For the slather

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, whisk well, and set aside.

For the rub

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, and set aside.

For the sauce

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.

For the ribs

Pat the ribs dry. Use a pastry brush to apply the slather. Wrap tightly in plastic or place in a 2-gallon zipper bag and refrigerate overnight.

Three hours before cooking time, remove the ribs from the refrigerator and rub with about 3 tablespoons of the rub.

Heat a cooker to 225 degrees. When the cooker is hot, place the ribs on the grate, cover, and cook for about 4 hours (5 hours for spare ribs), spritzing with coconut water every hour.

About 45 minutes before the ribs are done, slather with sauce. Slather with sauce again about 15 minutes before the ribs are done. When you can grasp 2 side-by-side ribs and easily pull them apart, remove the ribs from the cooker. Let them rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

519 kcal

Daily value:

26%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 55 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 28 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 3981 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 271 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 15 mg
  • Vitamin D 42 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 7 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 21 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 6 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Betaine 5 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 255 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 212 µg
  • Carotene, beta 1884 µg
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Choline, total 72 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 439 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 7 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 8 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 12 g
  • Fluoride, F 1 µg
  • Folate, DFE 40 µg
  • Folate, food 48 µg
  • Folate, total 52 µg
  • Folic acid 4 µg
  • Fructose 3 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 3 g
  • Glutamic acid 3 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 7 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Lactose 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 469 µg
  • Lycopene 226 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 105 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 2 mg
  • Niacin 7 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 370 mg
  • Phytosterols 11 mg
  • Potassium, K 857 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 2 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin trimers 1 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 87 µg
  • Selenium, Se 32 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 1319 mg
  • Sucrose 4 g
  • Sugars, total 21 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 147 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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