Honey Orange Pineapple Glazed 

Baby Back Ribs

 

  • 1 rack baby back ribs

  • marinade (see recipe)

  • dipping sauce (see recipe)

  • fresh pineapple slices

  • olive oil

 

 

 

Marinade

 

(these are approximate amounts - you can vary it depending on the size of the container or dish you are using to marinate the ribs)½ cup hoisin sauce¾ cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce½ cup fresh pineapple chunks10 – 12 cloves garlic½ - 2/3 cup fresh ginger root chunks½ cup mirin2 cups fresh (preferably) orange juice  (these are approximate amounts - you can vary it depending on the size of the container or dish you are using to marinate the ribs)

 

  • ½ cup hoisin sauce

  • ¾ cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

  • 10 – 12 cloves garlic

  • ½ - 2/3 cup fresh ginger root chunks

  • ½ cup mirin

  • 2 cups fresh (preferably) orange juice

 

 

The day before:

Purée pineapple, garlic and ginger.  Combine all marinade ingredients.  Pour into dish that will hold ribs. Place ribs in marinade meat side down and cover rib side with some of the marinade.  Cover dish and place in refrigerator over night. 

 

Next day:

Turn ribs over in the morning covering the meat side with some of the marinade. Alternately you can use plastic bag. Turn bag if ribs not completely covered by marinade.

 

When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees for convection or 350 – 375 for standard oven. Place ribs on rack, coat with marinade, then bake for about 1 hour, basting with more marinade if desired.

 

Meanwhile make the dipping sauce.

 

 

Dipping Sauce

 

  • ½ cup hoisin sauce

  • ¼ cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp hot red pepper jelly

  • 2-3 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 3 tbsp puréed fresh pineapple

 

Combine all ingredients.  Pour a little off to do a final baste on the ribs prior to broiling.

After ribs have baked, place ribs about 6 inches from broiler. Broil until crispy, about 5-10 minutes.

 

Coat grill pan with olive oil.  Grill pineapple slices.

 

Serve ribs with pineapple slices, dipping sauce and plenty of napkins.

 

It's always tricky when the skeletons come out of the closet. You're not quite sure how he'll react.  Except when it comes to these skeletons...baby back ribs that will keep him coming back for more.  They're sweet and spicy, just like you.

 

 

Credits:  Sizzling heels from Burberry.

 

 

 

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