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Sticky pork ribs with pomegranate salsa

Sticky pork ribs with pomegranate salsa

SERVES
6
COOK TIME
3
PREP TIME
30
DIFFICULTY
Easy
Tags Pomegranate, Ribs
Collections Autumn, Family, Meat Poultry & Seafood

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 kg pork spare ribs
  • 1 L pomegranate juice
  • 1 brown onion, peeled & quartered
  • 4 cm piece ginger, sliced into 5mm thick pieces
  • 3 star anise
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander root
  • sweet & sour sauce
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • salsa
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • seeds of a large pomegranate
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • juice of a lime
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced).
  2. Place ribs in a large roasting pan, add juice, onion, ginger, star anise & coriander root.
  3. Tightly cover with foil & bake in preheated oven for 2 & 1/2 hours or until ribs are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the sweet & sour sauce together over a medium-low heat. Bring to the boil & cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat & allow to cool.
  5. Remove ribs from oven, drain off cooking liquid & remove aromatics. Turn the oven off.
  6. Pour the prepared sauce over the ribs, cover with foil & refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. An hour before serving remove ribs from refrigerator, so they come up to room temperature.
  8. Heat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  9. Place ribs in oven & cook for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
  10. For the salsa, combine all the ingredients together in a small serving bowl. Serve ribs with salsa scattered over the top.

Three ways with pomegranates:

  1. Combine 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice with 1/2 cup caster sugar in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil & cook for 2 minutes. Syrup is a great cordial, base for a cocktail, poured over fruit salad or served with waffles.
  2. Add seeds of a pomegranate to a green bean, snow pea, zucchini, mint & feta salad.
  3. Poach quinces or pears in pomegranate juice with spices like star anise, cinnamon, cloves & vanilla for a delicious alternative to red wine.

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Sticky pork ribs with pomegranate salsa
Recipe Notes
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced).
  2. Place ribs in a large roasting pan, add juice, onion, ginger, star anise & coriander root.
  3. Tightly cover with foil & bake in preheated oven for 2 & 1/2 hours or until ribs are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the sweet & sour sauce together over a medium-low heat. Bring to the boil & cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat & allow to cool.
  5. Remove ribs from oven, drain off cooking liquid & remove aromatics. Turn the oven off.
  6. Pour the prepared sauce over the ribs, cover with foil & refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. An hour before serving remove ribs from refrigerator, so they come up to room temperature.
  8. Heat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  9. Place ribs in oven & cook for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
  10. For the salsa, combine all the ingredients together in a small serving bowl. Serve ribs with salsa scattered over the top.

Three ways with pomegranates:

  1. Combine 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice with 1/2 cup caster sugar in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
    Bring to the boil & cook for 2 minutes. Syrup is a great cordial, base for a cocktail, poured over fruit salad or served with waffles.
  2. Add seeds of a pomegranate to a green bean, snow pea, zucchini, mint & feta salad.
  3. Poach quinces or pears in pomegranate juice with spices like star anise, cinnamon, cloves & vanilla for a delicious alternative to red wine.
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