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Sticky Pork Spare Ribs

Sticky Pork Spare Ribs

  • 4 racks of freedom farmed pork spare ribs
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 1 large lemon finely sliced
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 3 tablespoons Hakanoa Ginger Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tspn pomegranate paste or 1 tbspn of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tspn tamarind paste
  • 1 small chipotle in adobo sauce


  • Method
  • Put ribs into an oven dish, scatter the onion & lemon evenly under and over the ribs
  • Cover dish with foil and put into a 160c oven for 20-30 mins
  • Take dish out and remove the foil and discard onions & lemons
  • Keep any juice in the dish
  • Continue cooking
  • While ribs are baking make the sticky tangy sauce  by putting all remaining ingredients into a large saucepan and boil to reduce.  Crush the chipotle into the sauce as it cooks down and boil to reduce the sauce until it's roughly a cup of thick goop
  • Paint sauce over the ribs, top & bottom, and return to oven with heat turned up to 200c.  Baste ribs every 3-5 mins.
  • Turn the ribs over from time to time.
  • Cook for further 30 mins or when no liquid is left in the pan
  • Remove from oven & stand for 5 mins before serving

Source : www.hakanoa-handmade.co.nz