I associate this dish with a man in a pub holding this treat in one hand and a mug of beer in the other. I don’t know where this association comes from, but whether they’re baked or grilled, ribs are more often eaten by men than by women. I think that somewhere in our women heads ribs seem to be too heavy and too fatty. As you know, we women like eating salads 😀
Properly prepared ribs can be really delicious and not so “heavy” as you might think. Oven baked ribs are the best. These ribs are crispy, meaty and soft inside. However, I do not recommend boiling the ribs and serving them just plain. Ribs made in such way are often very fatty and greasy.
Ingredients for caramelized ribs.
- 800 g pork ribs
- 150 g canned pineapple
- 2 tablespoons of mustard
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 5 tablespoons of ketchup
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger
- 1 full teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of potato starch
How to make caramelized ribs.
Blend the pineapple and put it in a bowl. Add mustard, vinegar, honey, ketchup, lemon juice, ground ginger, salt, pepper and potato flour to it and mix it thoroughly. Rub each pork rib with the marinade, then set them aside for two hours to marinate.
After that, place the ribs on a baking tray with a metal baking rack. Pour the remaining marinade over the ribs.
Place the ribs in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for at least 1.5 hours. From time to time, check with a fork if the ribs are soft (they should fall away from the bone). If the ribs need additional time, keep them in the oven and continue baking until they are done.
Good to know when making caramelized pork ribs.
If you want the ribs to bake faster, you can pre-cook them before marinating them.
If you bake the ribs without pre-cooking it, it may take even up to 2 hours to bake them – it all depends on the meat.
The best ribs are those that are well done in terms of baking and come right off the bone.
Do you like pork dishes? If so, try our recipe for Sweet and sour pork.