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BBQ Ribs

Serve these melt-in-the mouth ribs and watch them disappear in a flash! Oven-baking the ribs makes them really tender and you can do most of the preparation ahead of time and finish them on the BBQ when you're ready.


1kg Pork spare ribs
1/2 cup Tomato sauce
1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
2 tbp Brown sugar
2 tbp Lemon juice
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  Salt & peper


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c
  2. Remove the membrane from the underside of the ribs (if your butcher has not already done so). Work a knife under the membrane to loosen a small section then grip it with a paper towel and peel it off.
  3. Combine the tomato sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread half the marinade over the ribs, making sure they are evenly coated. Reserve the remainder of the marinade. Marinate for at least two hours.
  4. Line a baking tray with foil and lay the ribs on it in a single layer. Cover with more foil and bake in the oven for one hour.
  5. Remove from oven and brush half the remaining marinade over the ribs. Place the ribs on heated BBQ or in a griddle pan on the stove. Cook until the sauce has caramelised (about 6-7 minutes each side). Separate into individual ribs with a sharp knife.
  6. Serve with any remaining marinade as a dipping suce. Great as part of a shared BBQ meal or make a complete meal with steamed rice and chinese vegetables.