Sizzling spare ribs with BBQ sauce

Sizzling spare ribs with BBQ sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Some like it hot, so sizzle your ribs with BBQ sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
484
protein
33g
carbs
32g
fat
22g
saturates
8g
fibre
0g
sugar
28g
salt
3.09g

Ingredients

  • 4 x 500g packs pork spare ribs
  • 1 bunch of spring onions, roughly chopped (green stems and all)
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp Appleton rum
  • 6 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 6 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp clear honey
  • 6 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground allspice

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Method

  1. Tip the ribs into a big bowl (not a metal one) and throw in the spring onions, chilli and garlic. Now spoon all the remaining ingredients over the ribs and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Get your hands in the bowl and turn the ribs over and over again until they’re coated in the sauce. (You can keep the ribs uncooked – tightly covered – in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for several months.)
  2. Cook the ribs over a moderate barbecue for 20-30 minutes depending on their size, turning them over frequently and brushing with sauce each time. The turning and brushing is important, so that all four sides of each rib get encrusted with the sauce, which builds up like a lacquer. If you have any leftover sauce at the end, heat it up in a pan and pour it over the ribs just before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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alexandrahutchinson's picture
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was fab!!!!! Don't leave out the rum!!!

deedlit90's picture
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These were amazing! We cooked ours in the oven for about 30 mins and then crisped up on the BBQ, but only because we weren't confident about cooking them just on the BBQ in case we made someone ill, or ruined them! (I.E. black on the outside, raw in the middle!)

annie01332's picture

I've got gallons of Mount Gay and Demerara rum that I've been struggling to use up - I think I'll give this recipe a go!

babswilkes's picture
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I did these at weekend for 12 people but the weather was not up to a BBQ even here in Spain. I cooked them in the oven covered in the marinade till tender and then uncovered them and turned the temp up til lovley and sticky. A real winner

gesiha's picture
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I am happy that I finally found a lovely, delicious and easy stick sauce for ribs. Wonderful.

donnadrew's picture
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Great recipe! Making it again as I didn't get a look in the first time round! I left out the rum & baked on a rack in the oven for 40 minutes. Having with chicken fried rice tonight. Really yummy!

samarafm's picture

delicious recipe-i substituted the rum for the same amount of red wine vinegar because it's cheaper and it turned out great!

susan027's picture
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I used some maple syrup instead Golden Syrup Maple flaour instead of Honey and just 1 tsp mustard. No RUM. Kids and all loved in baked in the oven on a rack.

nenoir's picture
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Tasty but I prefer to use less mustard

samgabi's picture
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Excellent sauce , only change was the rum (Navy ) we are back for a second go

andylangfor's picture
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I've been looking for a really great BBQ sauce, no need to look further, this is it.

Now all I have to do is wait for teh BBQ to come out (not really it's great grilled or baked as well)

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