Spare ribs can be cooked many ways. However, for large gathering, in order to have time to mingle with guest I prefer the boiling method. I boil the ribs until cooked, marinade them in BBQ sauce and finish them in the oven or a grill. The quantities for the ingredients are determined by your taste and the amount of spare ribs you are cooking. The bay leaf and garlic are enough for about any regular home quantities
- Pork spare ribs – Baby back spare ribs, if available, are better
- BBQ sauce
- Onion quartered
- 1 Bay leaf
- 2 whole cloves of garlic
- All spice
- Black pepper corn
- Salt to taste. The herbs are for a guideline only. However you can other herbs of your choice.
- Put the onions, garlic, salt, herbs and spices in a large pot.
- Add the spare ribs and cover with water. Cook under a gentle simmer until fall apart tender. It may take up to 1 1 ½ hour. Use a knife to check the tenderness during cooking. It is important to remove the impurities raising to the surface while cooking
- Place the cooked ribs in a plate and cover them with the BBQ sauce of your choice. I have provided a homemade BBQ sauce if you wish to use mine. Marinade for a minimum of 4 hours but overnight is much better
- Oven – Cook with the marinade in the oven at 180 Celsius for 30 minutes until the sauce thickens. Turn the ribs once during cooking
- Outdoor grill – Cook on low heat until the sauce adhere to the ribs. It takes a short time, maximum 10 minutes. Remember the ribs are already cook. The only work is to ensure that the sauce does not burn.