Barbecue pork ribs with baby marrow chips

January 23, 2020
Barbecue pork ribs with baby marrow chips

These ribs set the stage for a delicious weekend!

Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Barbecue pork ribs with baby marrow chips

Serves: 4
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins + 2 hrs, to marinate

Ingredients

  • MARINADE

  • 170g tomato sauce
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) water
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp garlic flakes
  • 2 tsp smoked/ sweet paprika
  • 125ml (1/3 cup) Coca-Cola
  • 1,6kg pork ribs
  • BABY MARROW CHIPS

  • 70g panko breadcrumbs
  • 50g Parmesan/Grana
  • Padano, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g baby marrows, washed
  • olive oil, to drizzle

Instructions

1

For the marinade, bring all the ingredients to the boil in a saucepan placed over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

2

Place the ribs in a roasting tray and coat with the marinade. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.

3

Heat the oven to 200˚C. Remove any excess marinade from the ribs and keep aside. Roast the ribs, turning occasionally and basting often with the remaining marinade, until sticky, about 40 minutes.

4

For the baby marrow chips, combine the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan/Grana Padano, salt and oregano in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.

5

Cut each baby marrow into quarters lengthways to make fingers.

6

Dip the baby marrow fingers in the egg, remove excess, then roll in the panko mixture to coat. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

7

Place the baby marrow chips on 2 baking sheets. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, then place in the oven to roast with the ribs until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

8

Slice the ribs, baste again with the marinade from the roasting tray and serve with the baby marrow chips.

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