Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sticky Ribs in Under an Hour

Takes: 40 minutes
Feeds: 4
Skill level: Extra Low

The price of beef has sky-rocketed in the UK since we're no longer able to pad it out with delicious horse, so here's a great way to use a cheap-as-chips cut of pork.

  • Pack of pork ribs (this one cost me £3 on a 2-for-£6 deal and were at least 2 days out of date when I cooked them)
  • 100g hosin sauce (get it in a massive squeezy bottle from the chinese supermarket)
  • 1 tbsp any kind of vinegar
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp mixed spice (if you're American, pumpkin pie spice. If you can get to the chinese supermarket, five spice.)
  • Salad or something to make the meal at least look civilised on a plate
"Streak-free summer glow"
Awwwww yeahhhh

  1. Boil the ribs for 15 minutes
    Don't bother putting the kettle on, just shove them in a pan with some water and get it hot. Turn it right down once it starts to boil, and keep it on there for 15 minutes. It will smell dreadful and delicious skuzz will float on top. HAVE FAITH.
  2. Prepare the glaze
    Shove all the ingredients that aren't pork or salad in a jug and stir them. Proper rocket science, this. Also, turn the grill on the highest setting now
  3. Drain the pork
    Look at that grey, sad pork and remind yourself why boiled pork is never the final stage. Put the ribs on a grill tray
  4. Brush the glaze over the porkMakeover time. Make that meat look like an Essex lass in Magaluf.
    PS Americans- substitute this for a bad New Jersey joke or something
  5. Grill for 20 minutes
    Ribs have an a-side and a b-side. Make sure that fleshy side is up first, and gets nice and charred in places

    Yeah, it's really that simple. Go on, do them tomorrow night. If you're having a night in with friends, this will make you godly. Just remember to provide ample napkins if it's for Halo night. That doesn't bear thinking about.
Not drooling at this image is one of the first indications of vegetarianism.

1 comment:

  1. Charlotte Baker10 June 2013 at 03:09

    Hi there,

    Would you like to review some quick and easy Mexican food products ? I think that would fit in quite well into your blog!

    If you are interested, do email me on and I'll be happy to send you some products over!

    All the best,

    Charlotte Baker