we are playing 'come dine with me' tomorrow night and it's my turn to cook. i'm doing spare ribs and used to have a great recipe by ronnie barker. or corbett....from the food aid recipe book in the 80's. anyway, can't find it, does anyone else have any good recipes, the slower the better? thanks mumsnet!
we have started poaching slowly for 1 hour at least first, in water/apple juice/bit of cider added. Also an onion roughly chopped and a star anise if going more asian. THEN marinade whilst hot, let get to room temp. Any marinade as others have said above but always needs more tomato ketchup than you think
Personally then get dh to barbeque them, ideally, as he is grilling king. He says do over moderate heat and keep basting with thin layer marinade every time you turn. Failing this roast in hot oven for 20-30 mins. No stress about whether they are cooked through, and poaching means they really do fall off bone. Can use de-fatted stock with any leftover shredded meat as basis for great noodle soup too.
3 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp paprika 2 tbsp salt 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp onion powder 2 tsp ground pepper
That's for two racks of ribs.
Mix, rub into the ribs, chill for 4-24 hours, and cook at 130 (or 120) degrees Celsius for six hours, turning every two hours, or until they are falling apart. Serve with bbq sauce.
Preferably do it in a charcoal kettle bbq or smoker. If you do, you'll need an oven/similar thermometer to make sure it's not too hot. The coals should be placed on either side of the grate, nothing in the middle, with the ribs in the middle (not over the coals), preferably on a rib rack. And put a cup of wood chips, which need soaking for one hour, onto the coals to get extra smoke.