racks of baby-back pork ribs, rinsed,patted dry,and cut into 2 rib pieces
salt & freshly ground black pepper
Lawry's Seasoned Salt
Worcestershire sauce, and
extra virgin olive oil, for rubbing ribs
2 -3 tablespoons
extra virgin olive oil, as needed
onions, slivered lengthwise
( 3-4 cups)
minced garlic, more to taste
fresh lemon juice, more to taste
cider vinegar or
balsamic vinegar, to adjust sauce tartness
1 -2 tablespoon
( preferably Sriracha oriental hot sauce or Cholula Mexican hot sauce, or to taste)
2 -3 teaspoons
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans
- Generously season rib pieces on all sides with seasoned salt, granulated garlic, and salt and pepper to taste, and rub with Worcestershire sauce and then with olive oil.
- Seal into a Ziploc plastic bag, and marinate in refrigerator at least overnight and preferably 2 nights, turning and kneading regularly.
- Spray a 9"x13"x2" (or larger) casserole with nonstick spray, and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ribs well on all sides.
- Drain them, transfer them to the casserole meaty side down, and set them aside.
- Drain excess fat from pan or add more olive oil as needed to total about 2 Tbsp.
- Reduce heat to medium, and add sliced onions.
- Stir to coat with oil, and saute until onions begin to soften.
- Add minced garlic, and continue to saute for another 3-4 minutes.
- While onions cook, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk until smooth, and adjust seasonings, lemon juice, and vinegar to taste.
- Stir into the skillet with the onions, and continue cooking until the mixture boils.
- Spread the onion mixture over the ribs, moving the ribs around so some goes underneath.
- Cover with aluminum foil, place in the oven, and immediately reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Bake, covered, for 1 hour, remove foil, turn ribs meaty side up, pushing them back under the onions, and bake for 1 hour longer.
- Transfer ribs to a serving platter, leaving as much sauce as possible in the casserole, and tent ribs with foil.
- Let the sauce sit for a couple minutes, then blot the surface with paper towels to remove as much grease as possible.
- Taste, and adjust tartness and seasonings to taste.
- Spoon the sauce over the ribs, and serve immediately.
- If desired, remove leftover meat from bones, and save with sauce for use in barbecue sandwiches.
- Serve with Cabbage and Daikon Slaw.