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These sweet and spicy pork rib recipes are a rib lovers delight. Either done on the barbecue or in the oven, they will please.
As I often say, “I have been barbecuing since I was 7 years old.” One of may favorite meats on the barby are spareribs. I am pretty much a self-proclaimed expert on building a barbecue fire with charcoal and cooking ribs over it. They come out perfect every time.
I have always barbecued my ribs on a spit or rotisserie, using the indirect heat method. But if you do not have a rotisserie with your barbecue, you can cook them just as easily on the grill. I think this method requires more tending time though.
Although I am admittedly a rabid barbecue fan, I still enjoy oven ribs. They are great on a rainy day or any day for that matter. These recipes are versatile. They can be made easily in the oven or on the barbecue.
SWEET AND SPICY PORK RIB RECIPES
- 4-5 lbs baby back ribs, under side membrane removed
- 2 dried red California chiles
- 1 cup peach or apricot preserves or marmalade
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
Spare Rib Rub
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Place chiles in saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. Turn off heat and soak chiles for about 15 minutes, until they are soft. Remove from water and set aside to cool. Reserve chile water.
- When chiles are cooled, place them and 1/4 cup chile water in a blender jar along with preserves, garlic and vinegar. Puree until smooth but still thick. Set aside.
- Remove ribs from refrigerator and allow them to come to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Place ribs on a grate over a baking pan and cook at 375° for about 40 to 45 minutes, turning once during cooking. Remove ribs from oven, Brush ribs liberally with sauce (at this point, if you are barbecuing the ribs, you would place them on a medium-hot barbecue grill for about 20 minutes or until they become nice and crusty). If cooking in oven, heat broiler. Place ribs under broiler about 8 inches away from heat source. Broil for 4 or 5 minutes per side, basting often, until ribs are cooked. They should break apart easily when they are cooked. Serve with some refreshing cool coleslaw and cheesy au gratin potatoes.