Coca-Cola Pork Rib Marinade
A recent catchup with friends got us on the subject of BBQ ribs and how I love the very popular Hurricanes Grill pork ribs and their marinade. I've always dreamt of cooking such tasty ribs so with some helpful tips and encouragement including ideas for the marinade recipe with Coca-Cola of all things — my friend said 'trust me' — it was time to give it a go. The main ingredients for the marinade base is tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce and Coca-Cola plus anything else you think might work. So I added sea salt, Masterfoods Garlic Powder, Masterfoods Barbeque Smokey Seasoning, Lake George Winery Apple & Rosemary Caramelised Balsamic, McCormick Paprika, Cornwell's Apple Cider Vinegar and Capilano Honey.
I wish I had a BBQ but only have an oven griller. I cooked for about 40 minutes, basting-cooking-turning-basting etc with marinade about every 5-10 minutes so it would built up a nice layer of yummy coating. My Zeal basting brush I received in a Kris Kringle came in very handy for this task. The end result worked well and I enjoyed the tasty ribs with a healthy side salad to balance. Although my favourite salad dressing at the moment is combining Praise Balsamic with Paul Newman's Own Creamy Caesar (full fat versions) — guilty pleasures taste so good.
Marinate ready — smells so good!
Marinate your pork ribs for as long as possible — I only had 5 hours but would prefer overnight.
Marinated pork ribs under griller or BBQ if your lucky
Pork ribs cut and ready to eat with side salad, Chef Leong :-)
Left overs of a satisfied meat lover
Salad dressing: Whisk same quantities of Praise Balsamic and Paul Newman's Own Creamy Caesar