June 10, 2024

Smoky Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Smoky Balsamic Glazed Ribs

When I first opened the jar of Whiskey Oak Pork and Poultry Seasoning I was immediately transported to Small Kid Time, i.e., hanabata days.

I was transported to the carefree summer days when my brothers and I would run around in the sprinklers when it got too hot, would drink from the garden hose (or perhaps down a glass of reconstituted Hawaiian Punch®) and--on rare occasion, typically a family picnic--enjoy Lay's® BBQ flavored potato chips. 

Evoking a grocery-brand of flavored potato chips is hardly "gourmet", a word increasingly without meaning to me, however, aroma and the emotions and memory they evoke are powerful. I love the aroma of what I imagine is classic American "BBQ". The Pork and Poultry Seasoning from the Whiskey Oak Seasoning Set is my favorite.

Donald used this seasoning as a dry rub for the following recipe, then added a bit to the glaze recipe to layer the smoky effect.

Excuse me while I go run through the sprinklers.

Donald applies a final layer of glaze to the rack before cutting.