Perfect BBQ Ribs (& Easy Sides!)

Mmmm who doesn’t live delicious, sticky, fall-apart ribs? I know I love them! I used to think they were way too complicated for me to cook but that is so not true. In fact, they’re super easy to cook! I thought I’d show you all how to do it (along with a couple of delish sides)!

What you’ll need:
The ribs in question – I used 3 strips of pork spare ribs
Smoked paprika
Chipotle paste
Worcestershire Sauce
Cloudy apple juice
BBQ sauce
Corn cobs
Coriander (cilantro)
Juice of 2 limes
Chilli flakes
Heirloom tomatoes
Feta cheese
Olive oil & balsamic vinegar

First of all pop your ribs into a big baking tray/dish and pour half a glass of cloudy apple juice into the tray. Cover the ribs with a healthy dusting of smoked paprika, a heavy dose of chipotle paste and a couple splashes of Worcestershire Sauce. Cover the baking tray with foil and pop it into the oven at about 150C.

Next you can start to get your corn cobs ready. I bought one corn cob each for everyone at my dinner party – if you really like them you could probably get two each or one large one!

Time to make up the most delicious herbed butter ever. Grab a good handful of coriander, another good helping of smoked paprika (it’s like my favourite thing, just quietly), sprinkle of salt, chilli flakes, lime juice and basically a whole chunk of butter into the blender and blitz!

You’ll be left with the most amazing smelling butter! Start by covering the corn cobs in the herbed butter and then wrap them up into little foil parcels, ready to go onto the BBQ later on.

Leave the ribs in the oven to cook for at least an hour and a half if not two then you can pop them on the BBQ!

Smear some BBQ sauce over them and chuck them on the BBQ with your corn cobs (and some sausages if your crowd is extra hungry!). Keep the baking dish with all the delicious juices in it and ladle it over the ribs every few minutes.

Time to make a salad!

Chop up all of your beautifully coloured heirloom tomatoes and your feta.

Pop them into a bowl and just mix up gently with your hands.

Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top and your salad is done!

Back to the BBQ and turn your ribs around every few minutes, drizzle with BBQ sauce and baste with the juices from the baking dish to keep them perfectly moist and flavourful.

Once they’re looking deliciously cooked and caramelised on the outside take them off the BBQ! Time to eat…

How good do these babies look?! So hot they’re steaming up the camera lens!

Chop ’em up and dig in!