By Ken Haedrich
Excerpted with publisher permission from Maple Syrup Cookbook by ©1989,2001,2015 by
Ken Haedrich, Published by Storey Publishing, Photography by ©
Michael Piazza Photography. All rights reserved.
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All you need to make a meal of these delicious crispy maple ribs is a big green salad — and plenty of napkins.
Yield: 4 servings
3 pounds lean pork spareribs
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400 deg. F/200 deg. C. Arrange the ribs on a wire rack in a roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes.
2. Combine the onion, maple syrup, chili sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.
3. Lower the oven temperature to 350 deg. F/180deg. C. Remove the ribs from the rack and arrange in a baking pan; brush them with the sauce. Bake uncovered for 45 to 60 minutes, basting frequently, until the ribs are glazed to a deep mahogany color.
4. Cut between the rib bones with a sharp knife and serve.