St Louis Ribs:
These single packed beauties are approx 2.2 -2.4 kilo & 18 cm wide with 20 mm of meat on the back of the bones. We have made ours a slightly different specification than an American St Louis Rib because we want to give better value for money to make nice thick ribs on the bone. They are essentially the same St Louis ribs, just wider & meatier to make really wicked ribs with a meatier section at the end.
The meat to fat ratio is excellent on these ribs; just enough fat to keep them moist & enhance the flavour for that perfect cook. The reason that our St Louis Ribs are bigger on flavour than the Meaty baby Back Ribs is that St Louis ribs are the equivalent of Brisket & flank of beef, which are a naturally fattier part of the animal. As they say “fat is Flavour”
Some people would refer to these as pork spare ribs or Kansas style ribs. It all depends where you are in the world. There is one thing they are all called when ready to eat…. delicious!!
You can buy ribs of pork anywhere these days, & you can buy them much too thick to make ribs from or the other extreme of having hardly any meat on like you would when having your Chinese take away delivered. When you hit the sweet spot in the middle with enough meat to get the smoke into & having enough meat to bite into…. then that’s where our ribs hit their mark.
Our St Louis Ribs are cut & packed within a few minutes to ensure that we make the freshest tastiest ribs possible for our clients. The temperature-controlled clean cutting rooms are perfect to keep the natural bacteria found in meat to a minimum, & to stop the moisture loss for sweeter juicier Pork Ribs. The clean cold conditions also give the pork ribs a much longer shelf life after they are thawed out at home.
At Sherwood Foods we are very conscious of producing the best product possible under the best conditions with only BRC approved premises.
The packaging locks in the natural juices & flavour of the St Louis Ribs to give to succulent results when cooking. The clear pouches protect the Ribs when stored or whilst in transit to your door to give the perfect rack in your kitchen. We only use recyclable clear pouches that are now thinner & stronger to help reduce our carbon footprint. Combined with our clients recycling responsibly in the home or restaurant we aim to have a greener future with all our packaging.
The quality of our pork is first class & a great source of natural vitamins & minerals that help towards a healthy diet. The belly section that our St Louis Ribs come from has good healthy meat in it, the fat can be trimmed after cooking to help reduce your fat intake, but without sacrificing the flavour!
There are many breeds of pigs in the world, each with different characteristics, some large fatty ones, to small very lean types. Our choice of pig is the Pietrain Pig because it is a low cholesterol breed that has fantastic meat to fat ratio that has excellent flavour with guaranteed results in the kitchen.
Having access to a large volume of a good grade, perfect sized pork sides to choose from on a daily basis enables us to create the consistent “Restaurant Quality” pork cuts that people have come to expect from the Sherwood brand. We have a daily delivery of pigs to the production facilities from long-standing local countryside farms in Belgium & Northern France.
Our select breed of pigs gets the name Pietrain from the small village of “Pietrain” in the Wallonia region of Belgium where they mainly originated from.
The Sherwood Pork St Louis Ribs are perfect at home to make delicious thick meaty ribs that will amaze your friends & family. A cracking 2.2-kilo rack of pork belly ribs that will feed 3-4 people.
Sherwood St Louis Ribs are simple to cook, just ensure the membrane is removed, smother the rack both sides in a binder like Frenches yellow mustard, then add the required amount of seasoning of your choice all over, place on the BBQ or in the oven, once up to temperature let them rest (wrapped), brush your glaze our the ribs before serving.
There are many different variants to this recipe or method; as everyone is a legend on their own BBQ. However, you cook these, have fun & impress your friends & don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts. #abrandisapromise