Sweet and Sticky Ribs

You want to suck your ribs, but you don’t want your ribs to suck!  Ribs done badly can taste tough or piggy, but when down properly, they are an amazing dish. These ribs are to die for – extremely tender, sticky, sweet and yet spicy.


125 ml Thai or Chinese sweet chilli sauce

60 ml   Cranberry sauce (from a jar)

60 ml   Dark sweet soy sauce

1          Clementine, juice and sliced rind

1          Lime, juice and sliced rind

15 -20 Pork spare ribs

Preparation and cooking

Place all the ingredients, into a large freezer bag and mix well. Add the ribs, and ensure they are well coated. Seal the bag and place it on a dish so that it can lie flat. Transfer the bag to the fridge and leave overnight to marinate.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Remove the ribs from the fridge and transfer them from the freezer bag to a roasting tin and cover loosely with aluminium foil. Transfer the roasting tin to the oven. Cook the ribs in the oven for 1 hour, turning them over after 30 minutes.

Raise the oven temperature to 200°C and remove the foil from the roasting tin. Cook for a further 15 to 30 minutes, or until the ribs are sticky and cooked through.

To serve, place the ribs onto a large serving plate.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s