Strawberry-Sriracha BBQ Ribs

Ingredients:

Ribs:
2 racks baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib pieces
1 tbsp (15 mL) kosher salt
3 bay leaves

Strawberry-Sriracha BBQ Sauce:
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) each chili powder, paprika, mustard powder and cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
1 cup (250 mL) ketchup
1 cup (250 mL) E.D. SMITH TRIPLE FRUITS® STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY, PLUM SPREAD
1/2 cup (125 mL) apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup (60 mL) molasses
2 tbsp (30 mL) sriracha hot sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce

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Preparation:

  1. Ribs: Bring large pot of water to boil. Add ribs, salt and bay leaves. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer gently for 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked through and very tender but not falling off the bone. Drain well; discard bay leaves.
  2. Strawberry-Sriracha BBQ Sauce: Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, chili powder, paprika, mustard powder, cumin, salt and pepper, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion starts to soften. Stir in ketchup, fruit spread, vinegar, molasses, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grates well. Toss ribs with half of the barbecue sauce. Grill ribs, turning and basting with remaining barbecue sauce, for about 15 minutes or until glazed and lightly charred.

Serves: 4

Calories 710, Fat 33g, Cholesterol 140mg, Sodium 1540mg, Carbohydrate 67g, Fibre 1g, Sugars 59g, Protein 35g

Tips:

  1. Alternatively, use Strawberry-Sriracha BBQ Sauce for grilled chicken, salmon or pork chops.
  2. Serve with lime wedges and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.
  3. The sauce is also delicious made with E.D. SMITH TRIPLE FRUITS® RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, BLACKBERRY or WILDBERRY SPREAD.