I tried ribs a while ago, as some of my might remember. I also asked for YOUR best ribs recipes - and the other night, I tried one of them. It was decidedly better than my first effort but still not quite what I wanted. Maybe ribs just aren't for me? Anyway, I followed Phillyiukgirl's instructions - I (or Per, really) brought the ribs to a boil and let them rest (this part, by the way, was great. They were SO tender!) in the water. We smashed lots of garlic, and rubbed garlic and brown sugar all over the ribs. We poured over soy sauce - and in an inspired moment, some whiskey. But.. it didn't turn into the sticky glaze we had imagined, but instead burned on impact with the baking pan making a large sticky black mess underneath the ribs. The ribs themselves were beautiful, but I would have wanted more "sauce".
I still have one more set of ribs in the freezer, and I plan on making Scott's dry rub for those.