Oven roasted aromatic ribs with a bourbon & orange glaze
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Serves 4
The aroma and flavour of this glaze gives a delicious kick to pork ribs - perfect if you're cooking on a barbecue too
- 3 x 500g packs pork ribs (about 16 ribs in total)
- herby green salad , to serve
For the glaze
- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/fan 170C. Put the pork ribs in a large roasting tin and pour over cold water until they are barely covered. Carefully place in the oven and cook for 1 hour. This tenderises the meat and removes much of the fat, but it makes the ribs look grey and unappetising at this stage. Don’t worry – they’ll be dark and glossy once they are roasted.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the marmalade has dissolved. Turn up the heat and allow the mixture to bubble until it has reduced by about one quarter.
- STEP 3
Remove the ribs from the oven and increase the temperature to 220C/gas 7/fan 200C. Tip the ribs and liquid into a colander in the sink and give the colander a good shake to remove any excess liquid. Return the ribs to the roasting tin, pour over the glaze and turn them until they’re evenly coated. Roast in the oven for 50 minutes until the ribs are covered in a sticky glaze, turning and basting at least twice. Serve hot, with a herby green salad.
BOURBON WITH COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE
Bourbon is a good friend to coffee; so add it to coffee cakes and puddings as well as to coffee sauces. It also goes well with dark chocolate, so add a splash to chocolate sauces.