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Caribbean Spiced Pork Side Ribs- these are all about the rub

4 Jan

Spice mixture

These bad boys were divine- very flavourful and easy to make. The most time consuming (but fun!) part is assembling the rub- many ingredients but well worth it!

Ingredients for rub: 

    • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 2 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp salt
    • zest of 1 lime (plus juice)
    • 1 cup OJ

Rub generously with spices and cook covered in the  juice for 1.5 hours at 350 and then uncovered for another 1/2 hour. The rub creates a lovely nuanced crust, at once sweet, gingery, savory, peppery and citrus-y. Ta da! So easy.

I served the ribs  with salad, quinoa and baked sweet potato rounds. I drizzled the potatoes with fresh lime juice and topped with black pepper (sweet potato with lime is a fantastic combo. Try it!

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