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Die heerlikste, sappige lamsrib op die kole, by my kinders geëet. Die resep is regtig heerlik, probeer gerus.

  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 4 cm piece ginger
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 racks ribs
  • ½ cup of your favourite BBQ sauce

In a large pot combine the orange juice, pineapple juice, soy sauce and wine. Bring to the boil. While heating, slice the ginger against the grain into round slices then add to the juice mixture. Peel and halve the garlic cloves, then add to the juice mixture. (Ginger and garlic are best kept chunky so it doesn’t get bitty and stick to the ribs, yet still imparts its flavour.)
Prepare the ribs, by removing the rib membrane and trimming any bits. If the pot can’t fit the whole rack of ribs, cut them in half or thirds as required. Add the ribs to the pot when at a rolling boil. When it returns to the boil lower to a gentle simmer. Rotate the ribs occasionally to make sure none stick to the bottom.
When the ribs have pulled back about 1 cm, leaving the rib bone exposed, they are probably done, 30 to 45 minutes. Check to see if it is cooked to your liking. If you want it ‘fall-off-the-bone’ you will need to cook it longer, however this will make grilling them difficult.
Preheat your BBQ to a medium hot temperature. While heating, combine the ½ cup BBQ sauce with ½ cup of the boiling liquid being sure not to get any of the ginger or garlic lumps, you can pass it through a strainer if desired.
Coat the ribs with the BBQ sauce (painting with a food brush works well), then finish cooking on the BBQ until a good glaze or sauce layer is adhered to the ribs and caramelized to your liking, 10 to 12 minutes. The ribs are cooked by this point so it is all about getting the finish you want. The juices mean there is a high sugar content, so if left unattended the sauce could quickly burn.

Recipe: Claire Scott
Photo: Elize de Kock


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