Fed up with chicken or beef and feel like a change? Arlene from Carrickfergus Cookery School, Carrick YMCA suggests you try these finger licking sticky pork ribs - they are really tender and very tasty. Arlene likes to serve them with some baby potatoes tossed in a little olive oil and some chopped herbs, cooked in a roasting tray for approximately 30 minutes until tender.
Sticky pork ribs
20 baby back pork ribs
For the marinade
1 clove garlic, peeled
3cm piece root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1tsp black pepper
1.Place the ribs in a large bowl.
2.Place all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
3.Add the marinade to the ribs and stir until well coated. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow the flavours to develop.
4.Preheat the oven to 150C. Place the marinated ribs in a large roasting tray, covered with foil. Cook for 1 hour until tender.
5.Remove the foil and increase the temperature to 180C. Ensure the ribs are spread out and cook for another 45 minutes, turning a couple of times, until sticky and golden and the meat falls off the bone.
Cooks’ tip: After cooking for 1 hour in the oven, the ribs can also be finished off by cooking on the barbecue until golden and crispy.