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Oven Baked Ribs With Sweet and Spicy Sauce

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“Baking low and slow is the secret to these fall of the bone oven baked ribs complete with wonderful sides. Ideal for a Sunday dinner!”
4hrs 30mins

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  1. Place the ribs meat side down on a cutting board. Locate the thin membrane covering the rack. This membrane can be tough when cooked. To remove, use a knife to gently slide under the membrane then using your fingers, pull the membrane away from the bones. If slippery or difficult to remove, use a kitchen towel to take hold of it and pull.
  2. Season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper then place into a large roasting pan. Sprinkle with sunflower oil. Cover with two sheets of aluminum foil and roast in the oven at 150°C for 3 - 4 hours, until the meat falls easily from the bones.
  3. Remove the ribs from the oven, discard the aluminum foil and generously brush both sides with the sauce. Return the ribs to oven and turn the heat to 220°C and bake the ribs for 10-15 minutes, just until the sauce begins to caramelize.
  4. Sweet and spicy sauce:
  5. Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent over medium heat. Add the cumin and stir.
  6. Add the ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Braised red cabbage with apples:
  8. Sauté onion in olive oil for 3 minutes.
  9. In the meantime cut apple quarters into slices.
  10. Add red cabbage, apple slices, ground caraway and balsamic vinegar, stir, cover the pan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
  11. Serve as a side to meat dishes.
  12. Roasted Kabocha squash:
  13. Wash the pumpkin, remove the stem from the top and hardened part at the bottom, remove the seeds and cut into medium thick slices.
  14. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season with salt and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake in the oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes, until the skin is soft and meat is slightly caramelized.
  15. Serve as a side to meat dishes.

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