Barbecued Spare Ribs


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Falling Cloudberries

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2004

  • About

These are those wonderful sweet ribs that you find at the steak houses in South Africa. They bring you just a great big rack of spare ribs and perhaps some garlic bread and you eat with your fingers. I love making this type of thing from time to time. These need a bit of marinating beforehand.


  • 85 g (3 oz) butter
  • 1 onion, minced in a processor or very finely chopped


Heat the butter in a wide non-stick saucepan and sauté the onion over gentle heat until softened but not browned. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the ribs) and 250 ml (1 cup) of water to the pan an