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Barbecued Spare Ribs

An easy, tasty main course for those of us not especially blessed in the kitchen. This was based on a simple rib recipe which I had and added to by virtue of what was in my pantry.



  • 1.

    Place the spare ribs in a roasting pan.

  • 2.

    Mix together the other ingredients and pour over the ribs.

  • 3.

    If time, marinade for 2-3 hours.

  • 4.

    Preheat oven to 220C then cook ribs for 15 mins.

  • 5.

    Transfer the spare ribs to a roasting rack.

  • 6.

    Lower the oven temperature to 190C and cook the spare ribs for a further 30 mins until brown and crisp.

  • 7.

    Meanwhile, place the roasting pan over a moderate heat and boil the marinade until reduced to a thick sauce.

  • 8.

    Arrange the spare ribs on a serving dish and pour over the sauce.


Best served with a green salad with citrus dressing to leaven the strong stickiness of the ribs. An alternative method of cooking is on the barbecue with the lid down - but be careful of flare ups!

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Shiraz, Grenache and Other Whites are the best wines to pair with Barbecued Spare Ribs.


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