The flavours of maple and orange combine perfectly with soy sauce and ginger in this sweet & spicy recipe using Ontario pork baby back ribs.
Maple Orange Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours – 6 hours
Cooking Time: 2 hours
3 racks (about 4 lb/2 kg) of Ontario pork back ribs, cut into 4 rib pieces
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves Ontario garlic, minced
1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) orange zest
1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) red pepper flakes
1/4 cup (60 mL) soy sauce
1/4 cup (60 mL) Ontario maple syrup
3/4 cup (175 mL) beef broth
Using a fork, lift the membrane from a corner of the rib bones on the underside, and gently peel it away from the ribs and discard.
In a large food-safe plastic bag place marinade ingredients: ginger, garlic, orange juice, orange zest, balsamic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, maple syrup and beef broth; mix well. Add ribs and turn to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator for 2-6 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 325°F/160°C. Place ribs in a single layer in a baking dish, meaty side up; pour marinade over top. Cover with foil and bake in oven for about 1 hour.
Remove ribs from oven and allow them to cool. Place in refrigerator until ready to grill. Pour liquid from marinade into a small saucepan. Reduce over medium-high heat for 30-40 minutes until sauce thickens.
Pre-heat grill to medium. Remove ribs from refrigerator and brush generously with sauce before grilling. Place ribs on grill and cook until browned and heated through for about 15-20 minutes.
Cut ribs apart. Brush with more sauce if desired. Serve.