Honey Pork Spare Ribs Manawa Honey Nz


  • 2 tbsp Manawa Honey (we recommend Rewarewa or Manuka honey)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 4 tbsp bbq sauce of choice
  • 1 1.5kg rack of pork ribs


Preheat oven to 120C degrees.

Mix all of the glaze ingredients together in a large bowl except the bbq sauce, whisk well.

Add the pork ribs and massage the glaze all over the pork ribs thoroughly.

Place ribs meat-side down on aluminium foil. Prick back of rib rack several times with a knife.

Generously apply coating of glaze to all sides of rib rack.

With rib rack meat-side down, fold foil around it to create a tight seal. Transfer to large roasting pan.

Bake in preheated oven until tender and cooked through, about 2 hours. Remove and cool 15 minutes.

Open foil, drain and discard any accumulated juices and fat.

Brush barbeque sauce on all sides of rack.

Place rack meat-side up and return to oven, leaving foil open. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and brush another layer of barbeque sauce on meat-side only. Repeat baking and brushing with sauce 3-4 more times, for a total of 50 minutes baking time.

Cut rack into individual rib segments and serve with more barbeque sauce.

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