Friday, January 30, 2009

Recipe: Fruited Spareribs

I first tasted this at a friend's 34 years ago, where I'd been invited for dinner. It's delicious, and quite different from normal dinner fare. Men seem to really like it a lot, and there are seldom leftovers. The bananas and pineapple really make this a tasty dish.


4 lbs. spareribs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup catsup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ginger
2 green onions, chopped
1 13 1/4-oz can pineapple chunks, drained
2 bananas, chunked

Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. In shallow open roasting pan, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, catsup, salt, pepper, green onion, and ginger. Add ribs & coat with sauce. Bake at 325 for 1 hr and 50 minutes, occasionally basting ribs while baking. (Cover with foil last 1/2 hour if ribs get too dark)

Remove from oven and carefully spoon fat from pan and push ribs to one side. Add pineapple and bananas, brush with sauce, and bake 10 minutes longer.

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