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Title: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: Canadacook on August 15, 2013, 05:18:26 PM
So I found a recipe for "South Dakota Cob Smoked Ribs" in an issue of Cook's Country that I have, and I just had to try them on the Keg.  The recipe calls for 6 corn cobs, stripped of their corn, as fuel for smoking (instead of any wood), along with a foil-packed 1 cup of cornmeal (apparently this style of cooking ribs originates with Larry Mart).  I followed the basic recipe, but made a few modifications: (1) I used 8 cobs instead of 6, (2) I took the extra step of halving the cornless cobs and then putting them in an unwarmed oven, overnight, with the oven light on, to try to dry them out a little more before I put them in the Keg and lit them on fire; and (3) I doubled up on the amount of rub they called for. I saved all the corn that I stripped off, to make the corn salad that you see in the last picture below.  Overall, the ribs turned out a-okay, but I don't think they'll make it to me "go-to" list of rib recipes. I just like my hickory/apple/cherry wood flavors too much!  The corn-smoke flavor was a little on the muted side for me.  But I'm glad I tried it, at least . . .



Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: Skinsandos on August 15, 2013, 06:16:24 PM
Interesting - salad looks fantastic


Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: bamabob on August 16, 2013, 04:43:26 PM
Brave cook Canadacook.  I too like trying different flavors for smoke.
I have a huge Rosemary plant that I cut twigs off of and use for smoking quite often.
I've tried Sassafras also. 
Corn cobs may be good for sausage along with the usual hickory/apple.
I've made smoked sausage links wrapped in corn husks.  Good complimentary flavor.
Keep posting those cooks, I like your originality.


Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: lester7009 on August 16, 2013, 05:32:24 PM
Great cooking


Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: Canadacook on August 17, 2013, 09:32:27 AM
I have a huge Rosemary plant that I cut twigs off of and use for smoking quite often.
I've tried Sassafras also. 

Very interesting!  I read about somebody (Raichlen??) using chunks of sugar cane for smoking as well.  Haven't tried that one yet. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: GrillinNchillin on August 18, 2013, 11:44:35 AM
Interesting - salad looks fantastic

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Title: Re: Corn Cob-smoked Baby Backs
Post by: wd88 on August 18, 2013, 08:47:28 PM
Haven't heard of this 'til now. One of the great things about this forum is discovering new things. Nice lump tower (Donald Lump? ;D) that you built.