PORTER BRAISED THICK RIBS WITH HONEY AND GINGER GLAZE
Thick pork tender loin ribs is on of my all time favorites to put on the grill. Here’s a really tender and nice porter braised version with a sticky, sweet and juicy glaze made of honey, ginger and other good stuff.
INGREDIENTS (about 4 servings)
Ingredients for the braised ribs
- 4 lbs (ca 1.8 kg) Thick pork tenderloin ribs, cut in manageable sizes
- 650 ml Fine porter (I used Sierra Nevada Porter for this one)
- 3 Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 3 Bay leaves
- 1 cup Beef stock
- 1 tbsp Brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Chinese soy sauce
- 15 Pink pepper grains
Ingredients for the glaze
- 1 Cup Thick honey
- 2 tbsp Chinese soy sauce
- Juice from one lime
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 tsp Dry ginger powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Put all ingredients for the braised ribs (including the ribs of course) in a large saucepan. Make sure the liquid is covering the meat. If not, you might wanna add some water to get them ribs covered.
- Put saucepan in on the stove. Let come to a boil and lover the heat so that you can keep an even temperature just below the boiling point. Keep them cooking for 5 hours. And be sure to keep an eye on the pan to avoid it cooking.
- After 5 hours, remove ribs carefully from the pan. Let them cool for a while. (The liquid in the pan can be kept and used as pork stock for some other nice dish.)
- While the ribs cool down, in a bowl mix ingredients for the glaze.
- When the ribs are cool enough to handle with your hands, carefully brush the ribs with the glaze.
- Grill ribs carefully on the charcoal grill until they get a nice surface. Turn them often and keep brushing them with the glaze to get a thick and nice sticky surface.
Ginger and mustard rib glaze
Here’s a nice and simple glaze perfect for the christmas ribs. It’s sweet, sour, salty and spicy! I prefer the thick pork ribs for christmas but the glaze works fine with any kind of ribs.
INGREDIENTS (enough for 2 lb/ca 1 kg)
- 1/2 cup (ca 1 dl) Thick Syrup
- 2 tbsp Chinese Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Coleman’s Mustard Powder
- 2 inches (ca 5 cm) Fresh Ginger
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Freshly Ground White Pepper
- Peel and grate the ginger.
- Put ginger, syrup, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, mustard powder, chili powder, black and white pepper in a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Brush glaze on ribs for the last 30 minutes of grilling/cooking.
BBQ Lemon and Orange Turkey Breast
Don’t you just love the smell of citrus and grilled meat from chicken or turkey in the summer! Here’s the perfect BBQ lemon and orange turkey breast.
INGREDIENTS (4 servings)
- 2 lb (ca 9 hg) Turkey breast (1 breast would be about 1 lb)
- 1 Orange
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 inch (ca 1 tbsp) Fresh ginger
- 1 Clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Corn oil
- 2 tsp Sea salt
- 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
- Put juice and grated peel of the orange and lemon in a bowl. Tear ginger and garlic into the bowl. Add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Put turkey breast(s) and marinade in a plastic bag and let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- Grill turkey until well done (cooking time depends on method of course but count for about 40-60 minutes). And be sure to save that marinade and keep brushing the turkey every 5 minutes. I prefer indirect heat on a charcoal grill with the lid closed. And some soaked chips of Texas mesquite to get a nice smoky taste.