Ok I know I’ve already posted one ribs recipe on here but I’m a obsessed! For the past few weeks I’ve been researching ribs (highly technical process) and I think I’ve got a great recipe here… I am picky about ribs, I don’t just want sweet and sticky, I want savoury with sweet notes, chewy bits and charred bits. I want ribs the Americans would be proud of! Here’s my latest concoction, sounds mad but believe me it works.
2 racks of pork ribs
1 tbsp English Mustard
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp Marmite
Optional 2 tsp chilli flakes
1. Turn your ribs over so the concave side is facing up. You should see a membrane covering the back of the ribs. Cut into the ribs at one corner to give you some leverage to rip it off. Grab it sandwiched between some kitchen towel and pull! It is this membrane that keeps your meat tight, gets stuck in your teeth and stops the marinade soaking in as much as it could, get rid of it! Be gone evil membrane of rib doom!
2. Mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl. Spread half over your ribs and leave them to marinade in the fridge for 3 hours or so.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 150C. Cover the dish tightly with foil and cook for about 2½ hours. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes. Covering them with the rest of the marinade. Or this is the point you could throw them onto a BBQ
Serve with wedges (potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, cayenne and paprika in the oven for 45 mins) and corn on the cob for a seriously wicked Friday night dinner.