Sunday, December 26, 2010

the day after

If someone hands you salt, tequilla and lemon, you know what to do right?  You lick, drink and suck!(you tequila drinkers know what I mean)  But what if you are tequilla-ed out from the holidays -- from too many Christmas parties you've attended and too many shots you've had to drink?

And then you open one of the daintily wrapped presents you've received from your officemate and you're surprised to see it's another (huge!) bottle of that infamous tequila. What do you do?

I'll tell you what to do; you pour in onto your food. I used tequila as an alternative way to marinate these baby back ribs. It's a delightful way to use some of the tequila without feeling guilty -- most importantly, without the hangover!

Tequila Glazed Baby Back Ribs

3/4 c Tequila
1/4 c squeezed lemon
2/3 c white sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste


This is incredibly easy.  All you have to do is mix all the ingredients and use it to marinate the ribs.  Let it stand for 30 minutes or better yet marinate it overnight.

Cook it on a stove top adding 1 c of soup stock until the ribs are tender.  Add more water/stock if it's not tender yet.  Let it cook until it's reduced to a sticky sauce. Garnish it with minced garlic and sprinkle a little garlic salt on top.

Voila, you are ready to eat...

or have an appetizer for another tequila night haha!


  1. skip the utensils, I'll use my hands...they look finger lickin' good :)

  2. Finger licking good pulutan!

  3. That sounds like the perfect use of tequila! I prohibit my husband from drinking it because it turns my mild-mannered hubby into an angry beast! What is it about tequila that does that?

  4. This is a good appetizer when you're having friends over for cocktails. Those ribs look so moist and tender.
    Nice job Malou!

  5. Oh tequila shots. They are so good but so bad. I know the night is going to start off wonderfully but end really badly when there are tequila shots involved. WIthout fail.

    I love the idea of using them on some ribs though. you still get the fun without the fall.

  6. These really sound delicious. Using tequilla in this recipe is an inspired idea. The ribs look really luscious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Oh my, how yummy :) those are some delicious looking short ribs! Hand one over here daaaahling.
    Wishing you a happy new year.
    *kisses* HH

  8. They look so goooooood!! Love the use of tequila in this dish.

  9. For me, the "lick-drink-suck" days are of the distant past. Slamming tequila was fun, your dish with a tequila twist sure looks fun too. I always buy ready-cooked ribs, but maybe I can try your dish =))


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