Memphis, Tennessee, is known for a lot of important contributions to American culture (think music, sexy dance moves, satin jumpsuits!). Meaty, tender and flavorful barbecued pork ribs are at the top of the list. Memphis has a way with meat on a grill, and it's a major point of pride. The recipe below is a good example of how to use basic Southern-style seasonings to make finger-licking good ribs.
If you have extra time, rub the ribs with the spice mixture and refrigerate them for up to 8 hours before roasting. This will really infuse them with flavor. Remove them from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you plan to put them in the oven so that they start cooking from room temperature.