Spicy Pork Ribs

These are the best ribs ever. The trick is to buy belly of pork and cook it fairly slowly. The spices and juices cook out to a great thick sauce, which should be brushed over the ribs as they cook.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 fresh red chillies

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 rack pork belly ribs

1 orange, zested and juiced

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 tablespoons honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C/gas 4). Pound the garlic cloves with the spices to make the spicy marinade, then add the olive oil. Cover all the pork with the marinade, then place in a roasting tray, cover with foil, and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the orange and lime juice and zest with the honey. Remove the pork from the oven take off the foil and brush the meat with the honey mix. Continue to cook at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C/gas 5) for about 25 minutes, basting occasionally.

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