Barbecued Beef Ribs

Serves 6-8

9 lbs. beef ribs (about 20 meaty ribs)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. curry powder

Preheat grill. Simmer ribs in a large pot of water 30 minutes. While ribs are simmering, in a small saucepan cook garlic in oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until golden. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and curry powder and simmer, stirring, until thickened slightly, about 1 minute.

Transfer ribs to a large plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Grill ribs on a rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals, meat sides down, until golden, 10 minutes. Grill ribs on edges until golden, about 3 minutes on each edge, and grill, bone sides down, until golden, about 3 minutes.

Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and grill, continuing to baste, until barely charred, about 1 minute on each side.
(Louise Fiszer)