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Tamarind Glazed Ribs With Chayote And Mango Slaw

Type: Pork
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin
1 teaspoon 5mlGround coriander
1 teaspoon 5mlSugar
1 tablespoon 15mlGround ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon 5mlMexican cinnamon
1 teaspoon 5mlGarlic powder
1 tablespoon 15mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1   Rack St. Louis-style pork ribs
  = (brisket bone and skirt meat removed)
  Salt - to taste
  Tamarind Glaze
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1   White onion - finely chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped ginger
1   Lemongrass stalk
2   Garlic cloves - finely minced
1   Jalapeño - finely minced
1 tablespoon 15mlHoney
1   Chicken stock
1   Tamarind pulp - (4 to 6 oz)
  Chayote and Mango Slaw
1 tablespoon 15mlHoney
1 teaspoon 5mlRed pepper flakes
1/4 cup 59mlWhite vinegar
1   Chayote - juilenned
1/2   Red onion - thinly sliced
1   Mango - julienned
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped cilantro
1   Tomato - thinly sliced
1/4 cup 59mlExtra-virgin olive oil
2   Limes - juiced

Recipe Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, sugar, ancho powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix the spices well with a wooden spoon. Season the pork ribs on both sides with salt, then start rubbing the spice mixture evenly on both sides to coat all the surface meat. Place in refrigerator, cover, and allow to sit overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Wrap the pork ribs tightly in plastic, then place in shallow baking dish with 1-inch of water and place the pan in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove the ribs from the plastic wrap and set aside.

While the ribs are cooking, in a large sauce pot, add 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil has begun to smoke, add the onion, ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and jalapeño. Start cooking until the onion becomes translucent, about 7 minutes. Then, add the honey, chicken stock, and tamarind. Simmer for 20 minutes then puree in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and strain through a medium fine strainer. Set aside.

To make the dressing for Chayote Slaw: In a small sauce pot, combine the honey, pepper flakes, and vinegar. Cook 10 minutes until the mixture is reduced by half. Set aside to cool in a large mixing bowl. When the mixture is cool, add the chayote, red onion, mango, cilantro, tomato, olive oil, and lime juice. Mix well and set aside.

To finish the dish: On a hot well oiled grill, add the cooked pork ribs and start to cook on one side 5 minutes making sure to baste the other side with tamarind glaze. Then, flip the ribs over and baste this side for 5 minutes. Repeat this process three times until a nice crust has formed. Remove and cut between each bone and serve on a large platter with the Chayote Mango Slaw and a side bowl of the tamarind sauce.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

MELTING POT with Aaron Sanchez - (Show # MP-1C21) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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