Pork Ribs & BBQ Sauce

Pork ribs are a great favourite at barbecues.


You can either buy them as a rack of a baby ribs or as individual pork belly ribs. Neither takes a lot of cooking as you will want to retain all have that uses that gives pork its unique flavour.
There are an awful lot of barbecue sauces available for purchase. However they often contain large amounts of refined sugar, additives and preservatives. By making your own, you can ensure that the ingredients are both known and in most cases, fresh. A lot of barbecue sauce recipes can be complicated and need to be cooked and then allowed to cool. I have developed these two sauce recipes for their simplicity. The other is a marinade. The quantities are sufficient four eight single rib rack, so if you need more just increase the amount of each ingredient proportionally.

Colin’s Barbecue Sauce


3 dessert spoons Golden Syrup
3 dessert spoons Dark Soy Sauce
1 dessert spoons Tomato puree

Simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Grill on your BBQ for around 5 minutes per side. Brush on the sauce, which should only be applied during the final 2 minutes of cooking.

BBQ Marinade/Sauce


3 dessert spoons Runny honey
3 dessert spoons Lemon juice
3 dessert spoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 Garlic clove, finely crushed

Prepare well in advance. Mix the ingredients together, cover with foil and leave in your refrigerator for one hour. To marinade, coat the rib rack, then cover with cling film. Leave in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
Place the rack in a rotisserie spit basket and make sure that the pieces of ginger in the marinade stick to the ribs. Place the spit basket on your rotisserie BBQ and cook for 10/15 minutes.
Cooking time will depend on heat level from your BBQ. The result should be golden brown and crispy on the outside.