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Strawberry Pepper Glazed Ribs

Difficulty: Simple
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Glaze

  • 500 g Soprano® Strawberries
  • 2 hot peppers, chopped
  • 1 Crescendo® Sweet Pointed Pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.7 oz onion, chopped
  • 1.7 oz celery, chopped
  • 1.7 oz fennel, chopped
  • 2  garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1.7 oz red wine vinegar
  • 1 oz molasses
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 10 coriander seeds
  • 1 oz dark brown sugar
  • Worcester sauce to taste
  • 5 oz Tomatoes on the Vine
  • 3 lb baby back pork ribs

Ribs

  • enough water to cover ribs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 celery stick, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds, crushed
  • 1 hot pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves

Soprano® Strawberry and hot pepper glazed pork ribs! A sweet and spicy twist on a classic, our strawberries balance the feisty kick of mixed hot peppers for ribs that are anything but roadhouse. Ideal for small plate tapas.

Instructions

Glaze

  1. Lightly caramelize onion, fennel, and celery in the oil.
  2. Add the dry spices and toast for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients. Simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Purée and pass through sieve. Reduce passed glaze to required consistency.

Ribs

  1. Place ribs in a large pan. Cover with cold water. Add a teaspoon of salt.
  2. Place on a high heat and bring to the boil. Remove from water. Discard the boiled water.
  3. Return ribs to the pan. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
  4. Add all ingredients. Bring the ribs to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender. Approximately 1 to 1½ hours.
  5. Allow ribs to cool in the liquid for ½ hour. Remove and place onto a bake tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Brush ribs with Soprano® Strawberry and hot pepper glaze.
  7. Place into pre-heated oven at 350°F.
  8. Brush ribs using a pastry brush with the glaze every 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Bake for 1 to 1½ hours or until well glazed.

Serving

  1. Cut rack into individual ribs apply reserved glaze and garnish with slivered hot peppers and Soprano® Strawberries.