The Farm, is airing nationally on public television. Check your local listings for the schedule. First up, the Honey Episode, in which Ian shows you how to keep your own bees and cook an entire meal featuring honey, including these super-simple baby back ribs.
Chipotle-Honey Baby Back Ribs
Serves 4 to 6
1/3 cup finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup honey
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 racks baby back ribs
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Stir together the chipotles, lime juice, honey, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper until combined.
Place each rack of ribs on a sheet of aluminum foil, then divide the chipotle mixture between the ribs and wrap the foil around the ribs to create a packet. Place the wrapped ribs on a baking sheet and roast the ribs until tender, about 13/4 hours. Unwrap the foil and preheat the broiler.
Broil the ribs about 4 inches from the heat until browned, about 6 minutes.
Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and drizzle with a little more honey. Cut the ribs into serving sizes of 2 to 3 ribs each and serve.