Caribbean Ribs with a Mango Rum BBQ Sauce and a Smokey Cocktail!

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Jun. 12, 2013

This weekend I made Caribbean style ribs with a mango rum BBQ sauce. It had a nice kick to it. I paired it with a smoked cocktail.


Kosher salt 2 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , divided ((2 tablespoon
Dry mustard 3 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 3 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
Ground all spice 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Crushed red pepper 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Honey 4 Tablespoon
Rib 2
For mango bbq sauce
Onion 1 Medium , chopped finely
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Bbq sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((flavor of choice))
Mango juice 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) ((mango nectar juice))
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Rum 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((good quality))
For cocktail
Ice cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs) , smoked
Tomato juice 4 Ounce
Lemon 1/2 , smoked, juiced
Hot sauce 1 Dash ((as desired))
Worcestershire sauce 3 Dash
Agave tequila 2 Ounce
Jalapeno 1 , smoked



1. SPICE MIX: In a bowl add kosher salt, brown sugar, dry mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, all spice, cumin, red pepper and black pepper. Mix well.

2. Preheat the barbecue grill using the snake charcoal method (arrange the charcoal around the sides and put the burning charcoal at one end). Place a dripping pan on it and move it to lower end of the grill.

3. On the top rack of the grill smoke lemon, jalapeno and ice cubes in it and bring the temperature to 225- 250 degrees F.


4. Rub the ribs with the spice mix generously reserving around 2 tablespoons of the mix for the sauce.

5. Place the ribs on the higher rack and cook for around 120 minutes.

6. SAUCE: Meanwhile in a pan heat oil on medium. Add the onions and sauté for few minutes or till translucent.

7. Pour the BBQ sauce, mango nectar, honey and rum. Mix well and cook till it thickens to a sauce consistency. Set aside.

8. After 2 hours transfer the ribs onto foil. Spread brown sugar and honey generously all over it. Wrap it well and place it back on the grill for 60 more minutes.

9. Once 60 minutes are done, remove the foil and spread the Mango- BBQ sauce over one rib rack generously and continue to cook both the ribs for another hour.

10. COCKTAIL: In a shaker add smoked ice cubes, tomato juice, smoked lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and agave tequila. Shake it well.

11. After 60 minutes remove the ribs from the grill and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.


12. In a serving plate, serve the ribs with salad or Cole slaw and smoked cocktail for adults. For kids serve the ribs without the Mango-BBQ sauce and any beverage of choice.


SMOKED ICE: Place some ice in a bowl and put it on the smoker for around 40 minutes. Remove it and cool completely. Pour the cooled water into ice trays and re-freeze for 8 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 240 Minutes
Ready In: 240 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 492Calories from Fat 152

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2132 mg88.83%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 40 g

Protein 30 g60%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet