This was an experiment to make ribs using only a single serving of salt and relying on Mrs. Dash to bring the flavor. I was pleasantly surprised at how good they turned out.
Gather the ingredients.
- ½ Rack of Spareribs
- Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning
- ¼ tsp. Cherrywood Smoked Sea Salt
- ½ tsp. Pink Curing Salt
- 4 tbsp. Molasses
- 2 tbsp. Lazy Kettle Liquid Smoke
- Joule Sous Vide Cooker
- Sous Vide Container
- Ninja Foodi Grill or Oven
Let’s go to work.
- Preheat Joule to 167 °F.
- Mix salt and pink salt and make sure they are combined.
- Season the ribs evenly, the pink salt is optional but is essential to creating a “smoke ring.”
- Let the ribs rest in the salt brine for about 10 minutes.
- Combine molasses and liquid smoke in a bowl or cup, mix well, then mop the ribs all over with the glaze.
- Place the ribs in Ziplock-style bags and cook for four hours at 167 °F.
- Remove bags from water and allow them to cool a bit.
- Preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill to “Air Fry” at 400 °F; however, you can also do this in the oven under the broiler.
- Remove the ribs from the bag, and mop again with more of that smoky honey glaze.
- Apply some Mrs. Dash to the ribs, being sure to get it in all the cracks and crevices.
- Set the ribs in the air fry basket and let them crisp up until they develop a beautiful bark, about 5–10 minutes.
- ‘Nuff said! Pull those Mrs. Dash Ribs out of the Foodi/oven, let them rest for a few minutes, then cut them up and enjoy!