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Coconut Pork Ribs

January February 2013

From Julie an Rosendaal

Coconut pairs perfectly with ginger, lemongrass, cilantro and pork. For something completely different, these Thai-style ribs are roasted, then marinated... you can do them ahead of time, then finish them on the grill. They’re perfect for a party. Adapted from a recipe in Bon Appétit.

2 racks pork ribs

1 14 oz. (398 mL) can coconut milk

1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro (stems too)

1/2 c. golden brown sugar

1/4 c. soy sauce

2 shallots, finely chopped

3 T. chopped garlic

2 T. finely shredded unsweetened coconut

2 T. chopped peeled fresh ginger

1 stalk lemongrass, pale part only, chopped

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the ribs on a rimmed baking sheet, cover them tightly with foil and cook them for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Combine the coconut milk, cilantro, brown sugar, soy sauce, shallots, garlic, coconut, ginger and lemongrass in a food processor and process until almost smooth. Transfer the marinade to a large baking dish or heavy-duty Ziploc bag, add the ribs and turn them to coat them in marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Heat the barbecue to medium-high, or preheat the broiler. Remove the ribs from the marinade and put the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer while you grill or broil the ribs until golden, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Serve the ribs with the marinade. Serves 6.


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