Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

If you're thinking of bringing these ribs to a Sunday lunch with the family, marinate them the night before. Come Sunday morning, all you have to do is bake them. So easy!


Prep Time 30 minutes plus

      marinating time 

Cooking Time 2 hours 20 minutes


For the marinade
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 pieces star anise, ground
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 kilos American pork ribs

For the rub
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
mashed potatoes and corn cobs, to serve


 Make the marinade: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.

 Place ribs on a baking dish. Pour marinade over, making sure everything is well coated. Marinate for 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

 Preheat oven to 350°F.

4  Make the rub: Combine all ingredients. Arrange ribs on a baking dish, pour marinade over, and spread rub evenly over ribs. 

5  Cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven. 

 Take out the baking dish from the oven. Increase heat to 450°F. Remove foil. Using the drippings from the bottom of the pan baste the ribs all over. Bake again for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

7  Transfer ribs to a serving platter. Pour drippings into a small saucepan and cook over high heat for around 5 minutes or until slightly thick. Pour glaze over ribs and garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with mashed potatoes and corn, if desired.


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