Thursday, December 27, 2012

Coca Cola Spare Ribs

Coca-Cola Spare Ribs ~ Sweet, savory and sticky ! Have the napkins ready for this one ;-) #SpareRibs #CocaColaRibs #BBQ

Sweet/savory and sticky !  That is the way I like my spare ribs ... and Coca Cola - oh yes, this is me!!!

This marinade can be used for any kind of meat, lamb, beef, chicken, whatever you like sticky.  It can also be used only as a basting sauce, which is how we made these ribs. If marinating, leave for 4 hours or overnight, turning your marinade container regularly.

I served the ribs with Coca-Cola Onion Rings - recipe below:

Coca-Cola Spare Ribs


{after reducing, this recipe will give you about 3 cups of marinade/baste}

2 t Ginger, crushed
4 t Garlic, crushed
1 TB Rosemary, finely chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 TB Fennel Seeds
2 t Ground Cumin
2 t Paprika
4 cups Coca-Cola
1/2 cup Treacle Sugar
3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Tomato Sauce

3 medium Spare-Ribs
Salt & Freshly ground Black Pepper

1.) Pre-heat the oven to the maximum grill setting  {these can be made on your BBQ/Braai as well}
2.) Place all the ingredients {except the Spare Ribs and Salt/Pepper} into a medium pot - bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring now and then, until reduced to about 3 cups - cool 30 minutes before use.
3.) Place the Spare Ribs on a roasting pan {or BBQ/Braai} - season with Salt and Pepper - brush liberally with the marinade and grill, turning regularly and basting with more of the marinade, until cooked through and caramelized.


Serve with lots and lots of serviettes ! 

NB: Leftover marinade can be stored in the refrigerator.

Coca-Cola Onion Rings

1 cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
Just enough Coca-Cola to make a yoghurt-like consistency
Sliced Onion Rings
Extra Flour for coating
Oil for deep-fry

1.) Mix the Flour and Salt - add Coca-Cola until you have a batter with the consistency of yoghurt.
2.) Coat the Onion Rings in Flour, dip into the batter and deep fry until golden - drain on paper towels and serve.


9 comments:

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    1. I love that you made the onion ring batter with coke too - I must try it!!

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  2. Wow and wow. Looks delicious. Stopping by from Salt Tree.

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  3. These look delicious, my kind of ribs. Happy New Year,
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile,com

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  4. All 3 links I thought look most appetizing over at Thriving Thursdays were yours!! If only my food at home were this good!!!

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  5. Hi Linda,
    These Spare Ribs will just melt in my mouth. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. YUMMM, I LOVE spare ribs!! I'm pinning these to give them a try. Thanks for sharing them at Think Tank Thursday!

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  7. Linda, thanks for your contributions to the big BBQ. Cheers

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  8. I very rarely cook ribs, but I can't pass up the chance to try this recipe! And Coca Cola onion rings - seriously?! What an amazing idea! I'd be thrilled if you'd come over to Pink Recipe Box and link this up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

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