Monday, December 13, 2010

Nigella’s Bourbon-glazed Ribs


I now know why Nigella Lawson is such a hit with men. She uses minimum ingredients in her recipes which are not too involved. She is not a trained chef. And her promiscuous cooking technique is just an added bonus.

So turn to page 82 of Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities for this seductively simple recipe of Bourbon-glazed Ribs. But if you don’t have that book, count me as your BFF. I made these out-of-the-world succulent ribs on Sunday. For one they were my first time making ribs at home, and also that my husband who is not too fond of them pigged out on pork ribs! I guess its hard for a man to resist something which comes with the tag of N-I-G-E-L-L-A.


Ingredients for Nigella’s Bourbon-glazed Ribs are:

(I have kept her ingredients as they were but changed the measurements)

1.5 kg pork spareribs
1 cup Bourbon
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3-4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
Half cup + 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

IMG_3534 Place the ribs in a large pan or plastic zip lock bag and pour all the ingredients over them to form a marinade. I marinated my ribs for 48 hours, refrigerating all the time.

After two days, remove the ribs from the marinade and place in a shallow baking dish, lined with aluminum foil for easy cleanup after.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (Nigella says 425). I cooked the ribs for 1 hour 15 minutes, turning them over halfway through cooking.

IMG_3549 At the one hour mark of cooking the ribs, pour the marinade into a saucepan and boil on low-medium heat to reduce it to almost half. The marinade will start looking glossy and thick. It takes about 10 minutes.

IMG_3557Plate the ribs and pour the bourbon sauce on them. I served some steamed broccoli and potato wedges as sides for our Bourbon-glazed Ribs.



TIP Homes said...

Looks fabulous !!

Nigella is a huge hit with me as well :)

Perhaps because of my debatable culinary (s)kills !!! I find her recipes easy to manage and they taste great

Sayantani said...

ki korcho ajkal Pree. festive spirit akdom purodom e enjoy korcho to!!!darun hoeche.

Kamini said...

Nigella is a hit with men because of her simple recipes??? Hmmm...maybe! But methinks her tight black sweaters and big boobs and come hither looks while she is "blitzing" in her blender also have something to do with it ;-) Oops...can I say that on your blog comments? If you delete it I'll understand! :-)

PreeOccupied said...

@Kamini, I will absolutely NOT delete that comment. My blog and its commentators have the right to write what they feel, and you have just stated the obvious fact. :-P

sra said...

I agree with Kamini - I think it's Nigella's style and looks which make her a hit - apart from the food. I watch her show for all the beauty, not just hers but the photography, ingredients, etc.

What I cannot get over, though, is her recipe for pomegranate raita, membrane and all. I don't have a problem with pom. in raita, just the peel and the membrane! And how she oh so casually-read-carelessly knocked everything out of the pom and into the curds! Yech!

GB said...

Oh it's the oomph for sure. I'm curious what time does Nigella air in canada? Hubs usually channel surfs/flips (I can't call it TV viewing, with the incessant channel flipping) at night when we watch news/history/NG/news/flip, flip, flip...till I get irritated and walk back to the computer. after which I find him snoring on the couch, every night. Poor baby, he's got a looong commute.

Have to try these sometime--I usually try to avoid red meat for fear of clogged plumbing, but these look very tempting.

Priya said...

Bourbon glazed ribs looks sooo irresistible..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

I watch Nigella for her accent too besides her ever glowing skin and assets.I always thought she was not a chef but never knew for sure.Thanks for conforming that.Well, I dont eat pork or beef but would love lo try that glaze with lamb chops sometime :)

s said...

this looks fantastic...i like Nigella too...though Im not that lucky with her recipes.

Purba said...

Nigella looks gorgeous on screen and uses it to her full advantage.

Never tried her recipes though :)

Sharmila said...

I don't like Nigella. But I like what you have plated here. :-)

The knife said...

I love Nigella and what you have plate Pree