I think ds will like spare ribs but my mum reckons you can't do them without a marinade. He won't like anything spicy and all my recipes are. Need something heavy on the tomato ketchup/ sweet flavour please
I have always done the following for my DC and they (ranging from 17 down to 2) would happily eat them every day.
Firstly I simmer the ribs for about half an hour in a half strength chicken stock. Leave them to cool while making the marinade.
I can't really give amounts, but will give rough - it really is a trial and error (every time) and I just taste as I mix away. This is enough for a rack to 1½ racks (about 14-18 or so).
6 tbls tomato ketchup 1½ tbls honey or maple syrup good splash of soy sauce ½ tsp sesame oil ½ tsp sunflower oil 1 fat clove of garlic, crushed or microplaned splash worcester sauce (or not)
Give it all a good stir and taste and adjust accordingly. Sometimes I'll throw a bit of ginger (grated) and five spice in for a more Chinese-y flavour.
Marinade the ribs overnight (or at least a couple of hours) and then cook at 180 for about 15-20 minutes - they will essentially be cooked from the simmering, this just makes them more delicious. If BBQ-ing I always do 10 minutes in the oven and then lob them on the BBQ for maybe another 5 or 6.