Pork spare rib recipes

Chilli-glazed sticky ribs

Chilli-glazed sticky ribs

By James Martin

Inexpensive and full of flavour, spare ribs can be grilled, barbecued, roasted or slow-cooked. Not to be confused with spare rib roast (a large joint from the shoulder of the pig) they are usually sold as a whole rack, or cut into individual ribs that have been trimmed. Chopped up spare ribs can be added to stocks and stews to add flavour and 'body'.

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To ensure meltingly tender ribs that are cooked through, simmer in boiling water for 30-45 minutes then drain, cool and marinate overnight. The following day they can be grilled, barbecued or roasted in about 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, to roast or braise from raw, give them about 45 minutes.

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