Maple Ginger Pork Ribs
See that little salad in this photo......it never got eaten. You know why? Because these ribs were so delicious we never bothered to eat anything else on the table. I'm not kidding. We love these ribs that much. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that salads, in all forms, are my favorite part of each meal. I have been caught eating a salad in bed at 12 am while watching chick flicks and drinking wine. So for me to not even bother with the salad at this meal is a true testament to how scrumptious they really are.
The great thing about this marinade is it is easy to put together. Simply blend all the ingredients in a blender and you're good to go! If you are like me, you don't love having a fridge full of different condiment bottles all half used and taking up space. Making your own sauces on demand can be a great way to keep a tidy refrigerator, but also control the sodium, sugar and preservatives in your sauce. I used a pure maple syrup here, to sweeten the sauce, which has antioxidants that benefit the body and mind. Also, if you want to keep sodium low, try a low sodium soy sauce. Fresh ginger always adds the perfect kick to any dish and aids with inflammation, and of course we can't forget about our garlic clove friends, they really got it goin' on when it comes to boosting immunity and, in my opinion, has the most comforting flavor. Use a plant based oil that suits your health concerns, for this batch I used avocado oil, but I have used extra virgin olive oil in the past and it works just fine.
Happy grilling friends, cheers!
Maple Ginger Pork Ribs
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup plant based oil
- 2 inches peeled fresh ginger root
- 4-6 cloves garlic
- ribs or short ribs
- Everything bagel spice for garnish (optional)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add ribs and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- While ribs are boiling add all other ingredients to a blender or food processor, I use my small nutribullet for this. Blend until smooth.
- Remove ribs from heat and strain off excess liquid. Put both the ribs and the marinade into a closed container or bag and place in the fridge. The longer this sits the better. I like to do this in the morning to prep for supper time, or even the day before, but a few hours should be fine if you are pressed for time.
- When ready to prepare meal, heat on a grill, or on a rack in the oven, until warmed through and browned on the edges. If using an oven, preheat to 425F. Sprinkle with everything bagel spice just before serving and enjoy hot!