Sticky Smoky Pork Ribs

Sticky Smoky Pork Ribs


2kg pork belly spare ribs
Lemon wedges to serve

Sticky Rub:

4 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs caraway seeds, ground
1 Tbs ground ginger
1 Tbs dried chilli flakes
2 Tbs chopped coriander leaves
1 Tbs freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt


Combine the sticky rub ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to rub the mixture into the spare ribs. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight, or for up to 2 days. Turn the meat around in the marinade every 6 hours or so.

When ready to cook, light a fire in your kettle barbeque. When the coals die down to about 160 C, scatter a small handful of hickory wood chips* onto the coals to create smoke.

Sit the ribs on the grill, pull down the hood on the barbeque and cook the ribs for 3 hours.

Every 45 minutes or so, add a few more wood chips to keep the smoke going.

When the ribs are cooked, they should be wonderfully soft and tender, enough to fall apart in your hands. Serve with lemon wedges.

* You can find hickory wood chips at most DIY stores.

From ‘The Good Life’ by Adrian Richardson

Published by Plum for Pan Macmillan (2011), RRP $59.99

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