Barbecued pork ribs are perfect for any summertime cookout. Many cooks shy away from serving pork due to a huge amount of misinformation regarding the preparation and safety of eating pork. There are many misunderstandings and distortions about how long to cook pork and what temperature is safest. Generally people tend to overcook pork because of a so called danger of contamination from a roundworm called Trichella. Surprisingly, the cases of this contamination from this roundworm are almost nonexistent due to significant improvements in pork farming and processing. There were only eight cases of the disease trichinellosis in the United States between 1997 and 2001.
It’s tough to convince most American cooks that pork is as safe as other meats when it comes to cooking. “The FDA 2009 Food Code makes no special recommendations at all for cooking pork. Instead it suggests using the FDA’s time-and-temperature table for whole-meat roasts for all meats.” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/may/26/c ooking-pork-safely-the-science)
The Food and Drug Administration also states that freezing pork or cooking pork at a low temperature of 130 Fahrenheit for only thirty minutes will kill any trichella. Most of the pork sold at your local grocery has already been frozen so the risk is minimal. Pork is very economical and tastes great. It’s work adding pork to your summer time cookout menus. Here is one simple, but delicous recipe to try this summer.
Simple Barbecued Pork Ribs
1-2 cans of beer (any kind)
2 quarts of water
Pork ribs-2lbs. (with bones or without)
Salt and pepper
Favorite barbecue sauce (recommend Sweet Baby Rays)
Put the beer, water, salt and pepper and pork ribs into a large pot. Bring to a boil and allow ribs to boil for 20 minutes. Remove the ribs from the pot and place them on a hot grill. Grill for 10 minutes on one side then flip them over and grill for 10 more minutes. Lowe the heat of the grill and apply Sweet Baby Rays’s barbecue sauce to both sides of the ribs. Grill for just a few minutes to prevent burning.
Barbecued pork ribs are simple to prepare and taste delicious. They make the perfect summer time food for cookouts. Cooking pork isn’t as hard as many cooks think it is. Simply follow the FDA’s recommendations for any meat’s preparation to insure safe and healthy prepared pork.