As much as I love cooking “tried and true” recipes, sometimes it’s fun to explore with new ideas in the kitchen. With a picky family, that task can be a little tricky though. How do you really explore with recipes that already work? One way is by changing one or two things in a recipe. Everyone gets to eat the food they already love, but with a slight twist. In this case, you also wouldn’t want to sacrifice flavor or convenience just to change things up.
While passing the Asian aisle at Walmart, I found these NEW P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu sauces. They come in a variety of flavors, including Soy, Mongolian, and Kung Pao. Could these sauces be the answer to exploring with a “tried and true” recipe? That was how my Cajun Thai Rib recipe was born. The family loves grilled ribs already, but these Asian sauces could be my secret twist. I bought the P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu sauces in Soy home to explore more with my recipe idea.
What’s the secret to good ribs? More than the process, the secret is in your marinade. Some people boil their ribs and some people put them in the oven. Everyone’s process is different. But I’m here to tell you that what ingredients you use in your marinade is equally as important.
The sauce was packing a ton of flavor so I knew it would be really easy to complete my marinade with just a few more ingredients. P.F. Chang’s Home Menu sauces also offer a Teriyaki and Sesame variety in case you can’t have Soy. You could definitely get creative and make your own marinade. Remember, the marinade is your way to add in your “secret” twist.
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu sauces promise “Asian Cuisine made easy.” Once my ribs were marinated and ready to grill, I knew that they would be a huge hit my family. The smell of the ribs once they hit the hot grill had everyone excited. Could this be the best ribs we’ve made? My marinade wasn’t complicated and I kept the same cooking process.
Once cooked, make yourself look good with garnish.
If your mouth is watering like ours were from the smell, then you should create this recipe for yourself. It’s very easy and I’m sharing my “secret” with you today. Here is my Cajun Thai Ribs recipe. I surely hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.
Cajun Thai Ribs Recipe
- 1 rack of baby back ribs
- 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning of choice
- 8 tbsp of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of Thai sauce of choice
- 2 tbsp of minced garlic
- 1/2 cup of green onions
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Marinade the ribs for 30 minutes and up to 2 hours in all the ingredients.
- Bring meat to room temperature before placing on grill.
- Place marinated ribs on hot grill. Grill temperature should be between 375°-415°.
- Pour leftover marinade on top of ribs.
- Cook both sides of meat for 30 minutes each, for a total of 1 hour.
- Wrap ribs tightly in foil.
- Grill in foil for another 30 minutes.
- Remove ribs from grill.
- Slice and garnish with sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, and green onions.
- Serve and enjoy!
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