Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Melt in your mouth ribs

I'm glad to be able to blog tonight. It's been quite a while and I have missed the freedom of having time to blog like I used to. I've missed my friends here, but real life beckons. I'm back to share a recipe that I absolutely love, and am happy that I don't need to visit Tony Roma's to get my fix.

I've tried a couple of times to make great-tasting melt in your mouth-textured ribs, but have not been successful till I tried out this recipe shared by a friend. There is no turning back.

Baby back ribs are about the only pork I would eat besides minced pork, and sweet and sour. This one is super duper easy to do, but you must really have the time and patience. Sharing with you the recipe...

2 slabs of pork (unfortunately I'm not able to gauge how heavy they weigh) - do not cut up into smaller pieces
1litre of coca cola (it is best to buy the 1.5litre one as a standby in case you need more coke to cover all the ribs)
4-5 cloves
6-8 star anise segments (not sure how to call them)
a stick of cinammon
salt and pepper
tomato ketchup

Place coke, spices and pork into a pot and boil for a couple of hours till meat turns tender and soft. Remove from stock and slather some ketchup over the top of slabs and place them in the oven to grill and crisp. When it turns a lovely brown, it is done.


NB - It's great for bbq's too.


Peony said...

I cooked ribs before using coke, but the taste of coke not oblivious. Back then this coca cola ribs recipe quite popular.

so u can taste it in urs?

SIG said...

Hi Peony, well, it's not so much in the taste of it, but yes, the sweetness remains. It's more in using the acidity of the drink to tenderize the meat and it worked wonders.

Berlinda said...

may i know where you got the muffin cups? they are so nice, black with white dots.

SIG said...

I got them from Sun Lik in Seah St.

HK Choo said...

Made this, thanks for the easy recipe :)