This is my first month of taking part in the Secret Recipe Club. If you like the idea of being a secret agent then this is the perfect event to give you that feeling. About a month ago I was sent my assignment: 365 Days of Baking. This blog is written my Lynne, who manages to bake something every day. Now that is impressive! So even though she only began her blog this year there are over a hundred recipes on her site, so I didn’t have any trouble finding things I wanted to make. I liked the fact that part the reason for her writing a blog was to have a place to keep recipes she’s been given by family and friends and one of the things I liked most about her site is that she rates all her recipes, with 1 rolling pin being the worst, and 4 rolling pins being the best. Once I discovered this through a little secret investigation, I decided to focus on her best recipes – the ones with 4 rolling pins.
It wasn’t long before I came across this recipe for barbecue spare ribs. It was a long time since I’d last made spare ribs, before I began my blog, and I’ve never posted a recipe for them, so I knew at that moment that what my blog was lacking was a killer spare rib recipe – and it seemed like I might have just found it. Now, the last time I made spare ribs I made them in my slow cooker and they turned out absolutely gorgeously and the one slight issue Lynne mentioned with this recipe, was that the meat was not quite at the falling off the bone stage in some places. As I’m going through a slow cooker phase at the moment, I decided to adapt the method but the ingredients are almost the same.
And the verdict: They were lovely, the meat was tender, falling off the bone and full of flavour and the sauce was amazing. According to my husband: ‘This is the best new recipe you’ve made in a long time’. Need I say more. It looks like I’ll be making them again soon.
If you don’t have a slow cooker, don’t worry, just have a look at the original recipe on 365 Days of Baking.
Ingredients – Serves 2
1 tbsp light brown sugar
20ml Worcester Sauce
30ml soy sauce
20ml cider vinegar
2 red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Pinch black pepper
How to make Barbecue Ribs
1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce.
2. Arrange the ribs in the bottom of the slowcooker. Pour the sauce over the top. Add a little extra water so the ribs are covered. Cook for 9 hours.
3. Before serving, drain the liquid into a small saucepan and boil to reduce. Serve the reduced sauce over the top of the ribs.