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Feb 19, 2013 07:18 AM

Sparerib ideas, not bbq?

Have a slab of frozen pork spareribs need ideas on cooking in the oven, not bbq.

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  1. Braise in the oven with some soy sauce, star anise, red wine, ginger, garlic and leeks.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I would say you need something sweet in there. Either some sort of juice (orange??) honey, maple syrup or something of that ilk.


    2. Take off silverskin on interior. Trim bacon flat so you only have ribs. Put on dry rub of your choice. Put ribs standing up in a casserole or bowl to fit. Bake for one hour in 350 deg oven. Pour off grease. Stuff center of ribs with a fairly wet stuffing mix. Bake for twenty or thirty minutes so stuffing is cooked through.

      Congratulations. You now have a very economical crown roast. Garnish bones with frilly paper hats.

      1. My mother used to make spare ribs in sauerkraut dish. I haven't had it in years, but you have inspired me to try it on my own.

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        1. re: Bigjim68

          I've done this as well. It's delish.

          1. re: mike0989

            in Baden-Wurttemburg, it was cooked in a local dry white wine. Sometimes with some carraway. Rinse the kraut first.

          2. re: Bigjim68

            That's a classic Eastern European prep. My Polish Grandmother used to love to make those. Probably, because they're quite simple. Here's a version (seasonings can vary):


            1. re: Bigjim68

              Spareribs and sauerkraut is Dagwood Bumstead's favorite dish. I know I'm dating myself here.

              1. re: sueatmo

                I would've thought the Dagwood sandwiches he kept making would've been his favourite dish!

            2. I have actually used this recipe, the first version. They come out delicious and fall off the bone.


              1. remove silverskin from rib side of slab
                Coat the entire slab with mayonnaise (your choice)
                Add salt and pepper
                Wrap in aluminum foil
                Bake in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour
                Open foil packet and let brown a little bit in hot oven

                Cut and serve with sauce of your choice on the side

                Yumm! Moist & tender!