Recipes

Roast Spare Ribs in Cherry-Bourbon Sauce

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves 6 people

Like its partner cut the pork belly, pork spare ribs are a dream to roast. Being slightly thinner, they cook quicker too (about half the time, depending on the actual cut). This recipe will give you crisp crackling and succulent meat – the perfect combination.

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Ingredients

  • 800g pork spare ribs
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups sautéed vegetables (onion, celery, garlic)
  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 1 cup beef stock

Method

  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 220°C. Season the spare ribs generously with salt and pepper, then rub with oil.
  2. 2.
    Arrange the vegetables, cherries and pork (skin side-up) in a roasting pan, then bake for 30 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Pour in the bourbon and stock, reduce oven to 150°C, then bake for a further 1 hour.