Serves 4-6 as a main – 10-12 as part of a shared table
Prep time | 10 minutes
Cooking time | 2 hours
• Pork Ribs | These are a great dish to take to a pot luck dinner. While not especially elegant to eat, they are so delicious you will be forgiven for the sticky fingers. They’re also a family favourite for dinner at home.
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon pepper
• ½ teaspoon ground chillies
• 4 x 500g American style pork rib racks
• 1 cup plum jam
• ¼ cup hot chilli sauce
• ¼ cup rice wine vinegar (can us white vinegar)
• ½ cup light soy sauce
• 3cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely julienned
• 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced).
2. Combine the salt, pepper and chilli powder in a small bowl. Place the rib racks in two baking dishes and sprinkle with the mixture. Cover the baking dishes tightly with foil and bake for 1 ½ hours in the slow oven.
3. Combine the jam, chilli sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and pepper in a pot. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes, making sure it does not boil over. The sauce should be slightly thickened.
4. Remove the baking dish from the oven and take the foil off. Using tongs to handle the racks, run a knife between each bone so that they are individual ribs.
5. Increase the temperature of the oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced) and spoon a generous amount of the marinade over the ribs. Cook for a further 15 minutes, basting with marinade every few minutes. The ribs will be falling-apart tender and have a lovely thick, sticky glaze.
These ribs are delicious served with steamed rice and Chinese greens.