TWIN ANCHORS BBQ RIBS
Frank Sinatra loved Chicago. He performed there more than any other city in America, including Las Vegas. Frank had his favorite hangouts, and places to eat in Chicago. He ate many times at Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern, and he loved the Barbecued Ribs.
One visit to the Twin Anchors in the 1970s was described like this. “Frank Sinatra entertained a large group of friends at The Twin Anchors last night. The guestlist included ; Jilly Rizzo, football great Sid Luckman, Frank’s girlfriend Barbara Marx, comedian Pat Henry, composer Don Costas, Joey Bishop, and agent Mickey Houston. Frank’s order was Ribs, and keep them coming, he said. One of Mr. Sinatra’s bodyguards was positioned by the pay phone, preventing patrons from making calls that would cause a mob scene. Mr. Sinatra was very gracious about signing autographs, and was extremely generous with tipping everyone working his table, giving them $100 each.”
TWIN ANCHORS BBQ RIBS
BBQ SAUCE RECIPE :
2 & ½ cups Tomato Ketchup
½ cup Dark Molasses
⅓ cup Brown Sugar
4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
8 tablespoons Cider or Red Wine Vinegar
2 shot glasses of Jack Daniels Whiskey (Frank’s Fave)
1 teaspoon Salt. 1 tablespoon ground Black Pepper
1 Navel Orange
Place all the ingredients except the orange in a stainless steel pot.
Grated the Orange Skin into the pot. Juice the Orange and add to the pot. Cook at low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Turn off heat and let cool.
2 Racks Baby Back Ribs
½ teaspoon Salt, 2 tablespoons Sweet Paprika
1 tablespoon Dry Oregano
Mix above spices together. Sprinkle evenly on both sides of the two racks of ribs.
Turn oven on to 375 degrees.
Place the Ribs in a large baking pan with 1 cup of water.
Cover pan with aluminum foil.
Place the Ribs in the oven. Turn the heat down to 300 degrees, and bake ribs until tender. About 2 ½ hours
Remove ribs from the oven. Take foil off of the pan and discard.
Turn the oven up to 400 degrees.
Brush the top of the ribs with BBQ Sauce. Bake the ribs for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Let Ribs rest for 8 minutes before serving.
Serve with a Corn Bread, Bake Potato or Cottage Fries on the side, and Enjoy as Frank did whenever he was in Chicago at the famed Twin Anchors Tavern.
“Buon Appetito” !!!