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Barbecued Spare Ribs   HT   MC   120mins


Serves 4      Hot   Pork Herbs  Spices   Main course    Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless



900g/2lb Pork Spare Ribs

90ml/3fl.oz Molasses or Black Treacle

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

1 tbsp Tomato Purée

1 teasp Mustard (check ingredients)

1 tbsp Cider Vinegar

½ teasp Dried Thyme

Cayenne Pepper

Salt and Black Pepper




1. Heat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas 5. Separate the spare ribs into single ribs.


2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the molasses, garlic, tomato purée, mustard, vinegar, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. mix thoroughly.


3. Arrange the spare ribs in a single layer in a large roasting tin. Brush them lightly with a little of the molasses sauce, then roast in the oven for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.


4. Remove spare ribs from the tin with a pair of tongs and pour off all the fat which has collected in the tin. Return the ribs to the tin and spoon over the remaining sauce. Roast for a further hour, basting frequently, until the ribs are glazed and golden brown.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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