HONEY BOURBON MAPLE STICKY RIBS
4-5-pounds baby back pork ribs
4 tablespoons Dish off the Block Ragin’ Cajun Spice Blend
½ cup honey
½ cup bourbon whiskey
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Remove the ribs from their packaging and rinse with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Slide a table knife under the silverskin anywhere along the back of the rack. If it resists in one spot, try another. Lift and loosen it with the knife until you can grab it with a paper towel. Pull it off the ribs; it should peel away in one large sheet, but if it breaks, use the knife to restart at another section until you can peel it all off. This will allow more flavor to absorb into the rack from the rub/marinade.
Rub the ribs all over on both sides with the Cajun spice mix. Lay them in a roasting pan or on a rimmed baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Marinade in the refrigerator for 3- 4 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the ribs in the oven, still covered tightly with foil, and bake for 1½ hours.
While the ribs are cooking, combine the honey, bourbon, maple syrup, Dijon, Worcestershire, and ketchup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the glazed has reduced by about 1/3 and has a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat and let cool (it will thicken more as it cools).
Remove the ribs from the oven after 1 ½ hours and brush with the glaze, reserving about half. Increase oven temperature to 375 and cook ribs, uncovered, for an additional 30-40 minutes until fragrant, sticky, and the meat falls off the bone easily.
Remove from oven and brush with the remaining sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.