Oven Baked Ribs With Sweet and Spicy Sauce

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins




  • 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.