Sticky Ribs

Sticky Ribs
Delicious Sticky Ribs, with a tangy, sweet basting sauce made with Happy Valley's Squeezy Multifloral Mānuka Honey.
Prep time: 30 mins + 3-4 hours or overnight marinating
Cooking time: 2 1/4 hrs
Servings: 4



  • 2kg pork spare ribs, cut into individual ribs

Basting sauce

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 shallots, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Happy Valley's Squeezy Multifloral Mānuka Honey + 1/4 cup to finish
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

Serving suggestion:

  • With a bed of rocket or salad greens, and a bowl of hand water!



  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic and ginger and cook for about 5 minutes until translucent, stirring often.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix half of the basting sauce with the ribs, making sure they are all covered. Leave to marinate for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 150°C and place ribs in a large roasting dish. Pour over remaining sauce to cover ribs evenly. Cover with tin foil and cook for 2 hours, turning and basting the ribs every 20-30 minutes.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 200°C, remove foil and drizzle with extra measure of honey. Cook for a further 10-15 minutes, watching the ribs carefully so they don’t catch or burn.

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