Sweet sticky ribs

Finger-licking goodness!
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Recipe from: 7 March 2016
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min


  • 1.5
    pork ribs, rinsed and pat dried
  • 1/2
    soy sauce
  • 2/3
  • 1/4
    soft brown sugar
  • 3
    piece sliced ginger, unpeeled
  • 4
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1
    cayenne pepper
  • 1
    ground cumin
  • 1
    red chili, de-seeded, deveined and chopped
  • water, to cover
  • Red chilli flakes and sliced spring onions
Servings: Change Serving



Place the ribs in a large pot and add the rest of the ingredients and enough water to cover.

Bring to the boil and cook for 30-40 minutes until cooked and the marinade has significantly reduced.

Preheat the oven to 230 C or grill.

Remove the ribs from the pan and place on a wooden board and cut into riblets.

Place in a baking tray and baste with the thickened marinade. Grill in the oven for 5 minutes, on the top rack, keeping a close watch over it, turning them if necessary.

As the marinade has sugar in it, watch them in the oven as they can burn quickly – you can open the oven door slightly to stop from burning.

Remove to a platter and scatter with red chilli flakes and sliced spring onions.

Reprinted with permission of Siba Mtongana and Food Network South Africa.

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