Dreaming of those summer months ahead? So are we! This superb dish from Harvey Ayliffe will help you escape those winter blues, transporting you into a supper worthy of a summer’s BBQ.

This tantalising ribs recipe is suitable for any time of the year. Simply cook in the oven, complete with a sweet and sticky BBQ sauce and served with a fresh apple and fennel slaw in ranch dressing.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs With Cider Sauce and Fennel Slaw

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 4 hour Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Summer


BBQ Sauce

Ribs and Marinade

Ranch Dressing For The Slaw

Apple Slaw


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BBQ Sauce

  1. Boil sugar and vinegar together, ad apple juice then marinade, lower the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. I usually re-blend for a silky smooth finish 

Ribs and Marinade

  1. Toast off the seeds in a hot pan, now add the rest of the spices to release the flavours.

  2. In a blender add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

  3. Massage in half of the marinade onto the ribs, leave overnight but can be left for up to 48 hours.

  4. After left to marinade, wrap in paper and tin foil as in the video and bake in the oven at 130 for 3-4 hours.

  5. Once soft and coming away from the bones easily, cover with half the barbeque sauce and put in the oven at 180 and leave open for another 30 minutes to get a nice glaze.

Ranch Dressing For The Slaw

  1. Mix all ingredients together and season with salt if needed.

Apple Slaw

  1. Mix all ingredients with ranch dressing.

    And there you have it! Plate up your slaw with your delicious BBQ ribs for a superb dish the whole family will love.


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