Bring me my baby back

Baby backs with makeup! Photo by Reuben Oliva/BBQ Guam
Baby backs with makeup! Photo by Reuben Oliva/BBQ Guam

Bring me my baby back

by: Reuben Olivas | .
BBQ Guam | .
published: October 02, 2014

It is the rainy season on Guam right now. You see, Guam only has 2 seasons, the dry season from January until June and the rainy season from July until December. Of course there is plenty of overlap and being that Guam is a tropical island, it rains every month. But the so called, Monsoon” season is upon us.

So it was with great pleasure that the weather turned for the better and gave us some sunshine. And you know what that means to me – that’s, right barbecue!

I jumped right on it, not paying attention to what day it was, and got the pit going. And the menu had to be one of my favorites, baby back pork ribs, and grilled veggies with a little shrimp thrown in. Spur of the moment type thing. You know how that goes.

By special request, my daughter Naomi wanted me to sauce up the ribs. I usually just like my ribs with dry rub only but every now and then a little makeup never hurt anyone.

Now some of you probably know that I usually use my Rueben’s Rub seasoning and that I don’t give out the recipe. And I’m still sticking to that, but it contains garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, sea salt, Kosher salt, parsley, black pepper and MSG/Accent/Ajinamoto.

But it is how much of each that is the kicker. Anyway I also spritzed everything down with my water/pineapple juice, honey and canola oil mix. I was very light on the honey. Imparts a subtle but noticeable flavor that seems to enhance the taste of the ribs. It makes those ribs “pop”.

All of this was served with beans and rice.

Well, as usual, I forgot to take pictures of one thing or another and on this occasion it was of everyone eating. So unfortunately this post is lacking. I reserve the right to blame my age. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Hope you enjoyed this little impromptu Barbecue.

BBQ Guam website

Babyback grilling on Guam video

I thought I would try my hand at making a video. Of course it would have to be one about barbecuing or grilling. Here’s one that includes me grilling some babybacks for dinner.

This is my first time out of the chute so please have patience with me. I’m no pro but it is entertaining. I would appreciate any constructive suggestion on how I can make my videos better using Windows Movie Maker.

I hope you enjoy the video. I am looking forward to a more technically improved video the next time around. Only time will tell.

You can view this video on YouTube:

– Reuben Oliva

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