Crispy pork ribs with a soy and maple marinade Recipe

(8 ratings)

Preparation Time15 mins Plus marinating
Cooking Time1 hours 5 mins
Total Time1 hours 20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories466 Kcal23%
Fat10 g14%
Saturated Fat3.5 g18%
Carbohydrates30 g12%

Pork ribs are really meaty, so make perfect sharing food. We love this combination of sweet and salty ingredients to create a moreish marinade that gives the pork ribs a wonderfully sticky finish. These are perfect for parties, but we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to keep them all to yourself. We love a big green salad and some crispy fries on the side of this pork ribs recipe. A word of warning though - you need to gently cook the ribs for longer than you think or otherwise they end up dry and chewy!


  1. Mix together the ginger, garlic, soy, maple syrup, sherry and chilli sauce in a large bowl. Add the ribs, coat them thoroughly, cover then marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hrs or overnight.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Remove the ribs from the bowl, reserving the marinade, and put on a rack set over a roasting pan filled with 1cm water. Roast for 40-45 mins until caramelised. Remove the pork and set aside, covered with foil, while you make the glaze.
  3. Put the marinade in a small pan over medium-high heat with any juices from the roasting pan. Bring to the boil, then allow to bubble for 10-15 mins until the mixture is sticky, watching carefully to ensure it doesn’t burn. Strain the glaze, then brush over the ribs and return to the oven for 10-15 mins until browned. Serve with coriander and lime wedges.


  • 5cm piece ginger, grated
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 125ml soy sauce
  • 175ml maple syrup
  • 125ml dry sherry
  • 1tbsp chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
  • 1.5kg pork ribs