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Monday, January 19, 2009
Pork Ribs in plum sauce
My mom will be envious if she knew...that not only i have free access to lemons in my landlord's garden, but also peaches, plums, oranges and apples!!! the peaches are sweet and juicy and awesome for eating, plums are yummy too but not ripe at the moment...oranges are good for juicing and the apples i m not sure yet...
My landlord had a bbq and asked me to join in...and also to invite a couple of friends along....the friend whom i invited had some ribs but she wasn't sure what to do with them so i happily took on the job... wanted to make John McCain's famous ribs..but realised at the very last minute that i didn't have garlic powder...so i marinated the ribs with an 'Ozzie Outback Seasoning' mix from GFresh which smells like a combination of dried mint, thyme, garlic powder and salt. And also some white vinegar..(because my new bottle of vinegar promises that it makes meat very tender if i use it as a marinate..) and decided to puree some plums and add it in too cos..there are alot of plums on the trees and my landlords are not fans of the fruit and they told me i can help myself to as many plums as i want...hee...
i don't have a picture of the ribs because...i plain forgot about it and also didn't think that they would be very blog worthy...but they are!!! They take less than 10 minutes to prepare, of which the bulk of the time is washing up the food processor! They are fall of the bone tender and oh so suculent..!
Ingredients: 1 kg pork ribs, chopped into 2 inch pieces 2 tbsp ozzie outback seasoning 6 plums, pitted and pureed 1 tsp white vinegar 4 tbs lemon juice 4 tbs white sugar
method: rub meat with vinegar and then the ozzie outback seasoning. (if u dun want to get it, just use 1 tbs salt, 2 tsp dried mint and 2 tsp black pepper) marinate overnight or for at least 8 hours. Place into slowcooker and add plums and lemon juice. Leave it on 'low' for around 4 hours. Taste for seasoning. (The plums i used were unripe and very sour. If u r using ripe fruit, u can omit the sugar entirely.) Add sugar and adjust according to preference and cook for another 2 hours.
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
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