Oven Baked Ribs With Sweet and Spicy Sauce
photo by Laka
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 30mins
- 1500 g pork baby back ribs
- 1⁄2 tablespoon sea salt
- 1⁄2 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
Sweet and spicy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 cup hot ketchup
- 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Braised red cabbage with apples
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tart apples, cleaned, cut into quarters
- 1200 g red cabbage, cleaned, cut into thick strips
- 100 ml balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground caraway seed
Roasted Kabocha squash
- 1 kabocha squash
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Place the ribs meat side down on a cutting board. Locate the thin membrane covering the rack. This membrane can be tough when cooked. To remove, use a knife to gently slide under the membrane then using your fingers, pull the membrane away from the bones. If slippery or difficult to remove, use a kitchen towel to take hold of it and pull.
- Season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper then place into a large roasting pan. Sprinkle with sunflower oil. Cover with two sheets of aluminum foil and roast in the oven at 150°C for 3 - 4 hours, until the meat falls easily from the bones.
- Remove the ribs from the oven, discard the aluminum foil and generously brush both sides with the sauce. Return the ribs to oven and turn the heat to 220°C and bake the ribs for 10-15 minutes, just until the sauce begins to caramelize.
Sweet and spicy sauce:
- Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent over medium heat. Add the cumin and stir.
- Add the ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
Braised red cabbage with apples:
- Sauté onion in olive oil for 3 minutes.
- In the meantime cut apple quarters into slices.
- Add red cabbage, apple slices, ground caraway and balsamic vinegar, stir, cover the pan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
- Serve as a side to meat dishes.
Roasted Kabocha squash:
- Wash the pumpkin, remove the stem from the top and hardened part at the bottom, remove the seeds and cut into medium thick slices.
- Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season with salt and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes, until the skin is soft and meat is slightly.
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