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My Dad’s Pork Ribs

September 1, 2015

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My dad takes almost every opportunity to tell as many people as he can that I have a blog. His friends, our extended family; he has even addressed each of his chemo nurses personally with the fact {who I am sure know already as he seems to be getting so much bloody louder as he gets older}.

“You know Erin’s a blogger?” he’ll say. “How many followers do you have? Tell them how many followers you have!” So. Freaking. Embarrassing.

I guess it’s safe to say that he is pretty proud. Which is nice. Especially because my dad is a 1950s born man that doesn’t talk emotions much. Know any of those?

You can imagine how thrilled he was when I wanted him to make his famous ribs so I could post his recipe here for you all for Father’s day. After the nineteenth “If I tell you the recipe, I’ll have to kill you” gag, he finally agreed. 

These ribs, or a version of them, have dictated every family gathering for as long as I can remember. Sure, the recipe changes slightly each time, and can I say, probably never cooked the same way twice. This may or may not be related to the amount of beer consumed.

He has experimented boiling, roasting and braising the ribs before grilling them on the BBQ. His final conclusion? Baking them first is the ONLY way, followed by grilling on the BBQ.

Take note people.

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My Dad's Pork Ribs
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Total Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr
  1. 1 kg pork spare ribs
  2. 1 tsp crushed chilli paste {dad says masterfoods is the business}
  3. 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  4. 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  5. juice of 1 lime
  6. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  7. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  8. 1 tsp soy sauce
  9. 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  10. 1 cup orange juice
  1. Place all ingredients in a large container and marinate the ribs overnight.
  2. The next day, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius and bake the ribs in a lined baking tray, covered in foil for 3 hours, reserving the remaining marinade from the baking tray.
  3. Remove the ribs from the oven and allow to cool slightly. They could be completely chilled here in the fridge until ready to grill.
  4. To complete cooking, grill the ribs over a high heat on the BBQ, brushing with the remaining marinade while turning multiple times until warm through and slightly crusty.
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What have you got planned for Father’s Day? What are you making?

17 thoughts on “My Dad’s Pork Ribs

  1. Isabel

    Dads hey. They will be proud of their daughters, ESPECIALLY if those daughters have a blog. My 1950s born Dad is exactly the same! I haven’t seen him for 6 months, so I don’t know if he tells people I have a blog and how many followers I have (I don’t think they’d be too impressed yet!), but he was certainly the first person making comments back when I started Nanjing Nian. Seriously, he cracks me up. It’s that line between ‘Aw that’s so nice that he’s proud’ and ‘Seriously can you please not tell this random person in the street that I have a blog? They don’t care!’ Tell your Dad his braised ribs look delicious, and I like his back yard 🙂

  2. Nicole

    Yum! They look good!
    We are heading to my mum and dads tomorrow for a combined Fathers Day and Mum’s 60th Birthday Celebration. We’ll be having a BBQ lunch with all the Family!
    Hope you all have a good day tomorrow! x

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